- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
There’s a thread on the Wellness board right now about dental crowns and it got me to thinking that last time I was at the dentist, over a year ago, was my first trip in about 4 years and he said then that I had 8 cavities and probably a couple of those were root canals. I got one small, simple filling done by him but was so traumatized by the whole experience (and it wasn’t even that he was a bad dentist. He did a wonderful job and I felt no pain during the procedure, but the whole thing was just harrowing to me, Miss Dental Phobe Of The Century) that I haven’t been able to bring myself to go back since.
But I have dental insurance again and just got a job so I will have income again, so I might be able to afford these things now. I am just so tired of worrying about my teeth constantly; I keep myself up at night flat-out bawling/hyperventilating at least once a week about this because I’m so worried that I’ve let them go too long and they’ll all be root canals or all be abscessed or some other awful thing, but at the same time I’m so terrified to go back to a dentist at all.
So, Pittsburghers, does anyone have any recs for a good dentist and/or endodontist in the area? ESPECIALLY if they provide laughing gas (this is the only “relaxer drug” I’m willing to take — no pills and no IV sedation for me, ever, unless I need major surgery), and especially if they’re good with patients with phobias.