Dentist anxiety

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Hi all. I am sure I am probably being really silly but I suffer from very extreme health anxiety so it's not silly to me. Basically to cut a long story short I am having a wisdom tooth out tomorrow at the dentist and I am absolutely terrified! Dentists don't bother me in general I don't have a fear of them but my anxiety is telling me I am either gonna die in the chair or bleed to death later. I really need people's advice thank you

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    Well, I used to work at a hospital for people with dental problems, and not one of them bled to death.

    Are you having an anaesthetic - if you are, then there will be a health professional there who will ensure that you don't die in the chair.

    let us know how it went, love Tess

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    Hi thanks for your replies. It turns out I chickened out! Rebooked it for Tuesday and I will definitely be going this time! I'm also really worried about dry socket and the pain if it happened!
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      i had dry socket after an extraction once. Yes, it's painful but not life-threatening. Smoking makes you more likely to get it.

      bear in mind that most people don't get dry socket!!!

      Good luck with the next appointment. love Tess

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    They can put you in a twilight sleep, or even just laughing gas. Its fast and easy and done constantly a ton of times a day. Follow the icing it and directions after its done and within a week youll be good to go. We have went through many of these in my house over the past few years everyone came through it well.
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