"First dental appointment in a decade"
About: Dundee Dental Hospital / Dental Dundee Dental Hospital Dental DD1 4HR
Posted by WakelessStatue (as ),
I have severe anxiety about dentists (and other medical professionals) which made the choice to finally be seen, a difficult one.
Which is actually why I chose the A&E. My tooth had been aching, and causing problems, which gave me final push I needed. And not needing to make an appointment first meant I had little chance to become agitated.
I was seen promptly, spending very little time the waiting room before being seen by a fifth year student. She explained she was a student, asked if it was alright that she carry out the necessary work, and if the third year students could observe. I had no objections, and everyone present was very professional.
I wasn't able to bring my friend into the clinic with me, however. Which meant that I did have a moment or two where my anxiety flared, but the staff and students were very understanding and accommodating.