Went today, anyone that knows me knows I would rather do anything else than go. Apparently I have panic attacks that manifest only at the dentist! The dentist knows this and usually handles me with kid gloves. Anyway, I was doing really pretty well, begining to think I was going to make it through this with only minor shakes.....BUT NOOOOOOOOOO. The hygenist decides she is going to use some ultrasonic thing to clean a problem tooth in the back. The thing makes a sound like a drill and sprays cold water onto my teeth. Now in hindsight, I think this is probably a pretty good way to clean teeth. However, it is not so good on the woman that panics and has very sensitive teeth. The sound put me on edge and when the cold hit my teeth, well you could have peeled me from the ceiling!!! So my heart is racing, hands shaking, I turn into a giant ball of tense shaking muscles. Tears rolling, I am a mess. Turns out she was jetting cold water directly onto the filling I have put in last year. Dentist said the tooth was fine, just very sensitive. Thankfully she takes care of me, she must be part psychiatrist, but this is her practice, catering to cowards like me! I swear I hate this, I didn't used to be like this! It has taken several years to be able to even go without anti anxiety meds beforehand.
Anyone else come unravelled like this? My husband has even told the dentist directly to not take offense, in any other area of my life, I am nails, but take me to the dentist and I turn into a blithering idiot