"Dental phobia advice"
About: Cambridgeshire PCT Cambridgeshire PCT Cambridge CB2 8FH
Posted by derek63 (as ),
I am dental phobic and recently became a patient with the Wisbech Cambs community dental practice.
I have BIG teeth roots and my previous dentists have always had a problem to extract a tooth, also one dentist extracted a tooth whilst there was an infection under it which did not allow the local anaesthetic to work. Due to these experiences I am really phobic about dentists.
During the initial check up I asked if I could have gas, but they said as I am diabetic that gas would compromise my illness and no I could not have gas. I have had minor operations in which I had either sedation by injection or general anaesthetic and neither presented any problems.
I was a patient with the Huntingdon Community dental clinic for 3 years and now having recently moved I am told that as soon as my dental plan has been completed I will be given help to find another dentist and this is giving me more anxiety as I cannot understand why two NHS Community dental clinics can work so different, .
Can you advise me as to what options I have. I live in Wisbech.