I'm terrified yet excited.

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I'm terrified yet excited. I'm 30 and can't remember a time I wasn't in pain from my teeth. I do have a fear of not waking up. How did you sleep or deal with the anxiety before going in
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kat

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Diana

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Have a talk with your dentist and ask him/her any questions that you want to ask about the procedure. You can write that list before you go and have it handy. I had anxieties before my procedure as well, but I was determined to have it done. Just picture yourself in the not so distance future with a great smile and no pain. It's worth it. Best of luck to you, kat.
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Thank you :) I'm trying to picture a healthy happy mouth. I have my list going
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Diana

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Sometimes I think folks are more terrified of the unknown than the actual reality. That is why I suggested questioning your dentist. Educate yourself as much as you can beforehand and keep your "eye on the prize".  (smile) 


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AliciaP

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If you are dealing with a lot of anxiety, you can speak to your dentist about it. He/She may provide you with 1 or 2 low dose Xanax, 1 to take the night before and the other at a scheduled amount of time prior to your procedure.

Personally, I have had far more medical procedures done than I care to think about but my pain specialist has told me that it is often easier to sedate someone that is more relaxed.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

If you know anything about Lamaze breathing, it may help as well. And like Diana said - keep your eyes on the prize!
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My determination to have a nice smile was stronger than my fear. I wrote "new me" on my calender on the date of my procedure. ☺ you have gotten good advice here and the one thing I would add is stay with this forum. You are not alone and the support you will get will help you through the rough times.
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kat

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Attitude really does change everything. Even my dentist is amazed I'm not on my pain meds. I think so many of us suffer with deep jaw/bone pain that it's a relief once it's gone. I'm practicing my S,H, and other tricky words. I did almost lose my tops while laughing haha. I feel free and hopeful for everyone going through this
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I had my surgery yesterday and I'm amazed how fast it went. I woke up this morning smiling (temps) and in less pain then I've suffered through for years. I threw up from meds yesterday so I'm sticking to Advil. Thank you to everyone!!!
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CherylK (Shay)

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Awesome Kat! My Ext. Date is May 4th. 2 Weeks. I was so nervous just setting up the date. lol At least you were sedated, I have to go through 22 extractions and 11 of those are surgical removals. I will be awake and they don't offer gas. I got a Valium to take but that is just so I will be more relaxed.
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Congrats!!! It's the best decision I've made and I also had A LOT of broken/surgical extractions. If you're dealing with that pain everyday this will be nothing Hun. The hardest part has been all the antibiotics. You got this!! Keep picturing a healthy mouth and new life :)
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CherylK (Shay)

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Thanks Kat! you are so very sweet. I couldn't sleep last night. It was much better today with the anxiety. I like my dentist so I am sure he will make it as less painful as he can. I will picture a pretty smile while i am getting the extractions lol
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We're thrilled for you! Glad to hear it wasn't as bad as you imagined and you are well on your way to your new permanent smile!