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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thankful!

All my life I have had the worst fear of the dentist. I have done everything in my power to avoid going. Last week, however, I experienced the worst tooth pain that I have ever had. By Friday, I was running on 3 nights of little to no sleep and I was cranky! That was my breaking point. I went online to find a dentist that accepted my insurance and was actually open on a Friday. I found one.
I called the office and was given an appointment for a little later that same day. I was nervous, but in enough pain that it overrode all nerves. 

I arrived at the office just in time for my appointment, filled out the paper work, and waited. I will not lie, my nerves were on edge. It wasn't long, my name was being called. Back I went....

My first impression was a very sweet dental assistant who was so patient with this 34-year-old baby. She calmed my nerves as she took my x-rays and chatted casually with me. She showed me on the x-ray what the problem was, and went to get the dentist. (My anxiety returned!)

When the dentist came in, she was soft spoken and kind. She took a look at my teeth and x-rays, and explained that I had 2 options at this point: extraction or root canal. She explained the pros and cons of both procedures. She then allowed me time to look over the financial aspect and call my husband to discuss which course of action to take.

After decisions were made, she made sure that I was most comfortable with my decision. She then proceeded along with the rest of the staff to help calm my anxieties and make it the most relaxing visit to the dentist that I have ever experienced in my entire life!

I am so grateful for the staff at my new dentist office. I'm thankful for the care and patience that they showed me, the time they took with me, and helping me to get rid of my fear of dentists! I have another procedure coming up in April. This time instead of anxiety and fear, there is excitement. I am ready to have a healthier mouth and smile. All thanks to the sweet ladies that I met Friday!

2 comments:

  1. I have always had some dental anxiety, but I make sure my kids and I all get our twice yearly cleanings and take care of any problems right away. We have made several trips to the dentist and the pediatric dentist in the past few months taking care of some issues with one of my children. It can be a hassle, but luckily my children don't have dental anxiety! They've always had enjoyable trips.

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    1. We found our kids a really great dentist that we take them to regularly as well. I never want them to have the anxiety that I did!

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