After 8 years of fearing the dentist and refusing to go, I finally caved and made the trip.
I had many bad experiences with the dentist before this and there was a point where I refused to go. About a month ago Kayla started encouraging me to go to the dentist to just get a checkup and cleaning at least. I stewed over it for many days before I actually gained the courage to make the call and book an appointment. Just the thought of calling the dentist caused my anxiety to surface. I am not generally one to be afraid of doctors because I have spent the last year and a bit dealing with them. In my head, the dentist was completely different. The entire time before my appointment I was stressed and extremely nervous. I had my mind set that a dental office is a place that nightmares are made of. I even had dreams about not wanting to be there.
Kayla accompanied me to the dental office for some moral support! Deyrold was the dental hygienist who did my cleaning and he made the process so easy for me and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I'll admit the worst part of the day was the first set of x-rays. I had worked myself up over something that turned out to not be that terrible and it was all because of a bad childhood experience. After the cleaning was done I was sent to see Kevin who did a full exam. I walked in there thinking I basically had a cavity in every tooth, but it turns out I only have one. After 8 years of not going and how much sugar I consume, I was incredibly surprised. The anxiety I had over the dentist is completely gone. I look forward to going back and getting my teeth healthy again.
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