I’av had 6 abscesses in 10 years, please tell me how to get over my fear of the dentist?
15th August 2011
A. Its not uncommon for people to keep getting emergency antibiotics to avoid dealing with an abcess . It does sound like this tooth may have to be extracted with such a long standing chronic infection . However you need to get rid of this focus of chronic infection as it will not be doing your general health and well being any good . Perhaps you could start off by going to see a dentist that provides sedation services , that way if you do need treatment there will be options to help you to have it done . Imagine what it would be like to wake up tomorrow with no further infections , visits to emergency drs , freedom from pain . To be able to get there you have to be able to overcome your anxiety at making the appointment , and let a dentist have a look , just take it step by step . Its uncomfortable fear of the unknown thats holding you back , but only you can start the ball rolling to stop the suffering . Jenny