I haven't posted in a long time... i have severe anxiety issues. I had a huge issue with getting a wisdom tooth out about 18 months ago and now i have to get another one out.
I am actually genuinely concerned i will die.... its like i fear choking stopping breathing and anything else in between.
I am going back 2 the same dentist who did my last extraction he was actually the second dentist 2 complete the one extraction. The first time i sat through over half an hour or a dentist trying to get the wisdom tooth out, the tooth cracked and i freaked out and literally sat up and ran. The root was left in my mouth and made me very sick and i was in excruciating pain. I ended up at my current dentist and he managed to get the root of the tooth out.
My dentist says this extraction is 100% easier than the last one but i am still terrified. What if for some reason choke on something? Or have a bad reaction 2 the local.....
I have been constantly looking up stuff on wisdom extractions and even seen some stories of people dying. However i know the only deaths were all due 2 complications of general anesthesia and i am getting this done in the chair.
Is my fear of dying at the dentist irrational? How can i get through this i have over a week till the appointment and i am worried my anxiety will drive me 2 back out of this in the mean time.....
Any helpful advice would be great thanks