Really extreme fear of visiting a dentist

I have a dot on my tooth for the past 1 or 2 months and i needa go dentist but the problem is i HAVE A HUGE FEAR OF INJECTIONS i get really bad panic attacks and i cant even describe it. I havent even scheduled an appointment but im already crying. Im 16 years old and im in Macedonia. Ive been told that theres a spray that the dentists give here to numb the spot , usually people just use that and sometimes they use it before an injection. Do you think the decay has reached my nerves ? I really dont want a needle.

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Answer: Dental fear

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Dentistry has come a long way and there are several ways a dentist can get you relaxed before and/or during your appointment. The first step however is to make the appointment strictly for a dental examination and consult. This will allow the dentist to determine the extent of the issue. It could be decalcification, stain, or decay. There will be no injection needed for the dentist to look at the tooth, however if you continue to wait, the issue will only get worse. The sooner you see the dentist the better and usually it's more affordable. Once the dentist determines the issue, you can discuss what is needed to restore the tooth. At this time, explain your fears to the dentist and ask what options are available for you. These may include but are not limited to nitrous oxide, Valium, and sedation. Dentist's deal with dental fears and phobia everyday and are happy to help you in order to receive the treatment necessary while allowing you to be comfortable. You just need to be honest at your first visit so every visit will be comfortable for you and successful for the treating dentist. Remember dentists are there to help you, not hurt you.

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