I have the nicest dentist in the world, but for some reason for the days before I have an appointment coming up, I get the most graphic nightmares about the appointment. It makes going to the appointment a nightmare in itself. Is this common or am I a freak?
Leslie R. – Unity, WI
Having dental anxiety doesn’t make you a freak. In fact, it is fairly common. I’m guessing that you have some subconscious fear of dental work and that is playing itself out in your dreams.
I don’t know if you’ve had any difficult dental experiences, but there can be any number of reasons for dental anxiety. I suggest you try sedation dentistry. This will enable you to have a completly pain free dental experience.
It will also relieve any anxiety you may feel. There are generally three levels of sedation and each dentist is different as to how many levels they perform. If you want, you could start at the lowest and see if that helps. If you’d rather, you could just go for the second level, oral conscious sedation, which will put you out, though you’ll still be conscious.
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