Table of Content

I’m hoping you got here either through the Dental Fear Central Forum or by googling about your fear of the dentist. This is my chronologically displayed posts from beginning to end. I made this the front page because if you’re going to try and face your own fear, it’s best that you start from the beginning to see how it progressed with me, and not read a post about where I’m currently at.
As it stands right now, I am writing this portion of it at the end of my journey to having a healthier, prettier smile. You’ll read all my ups and downs and believe you me, there are more UPS then there are downs so please fear not. You’ll also come across graphic images of the work I had done on my mouth but believe me when I say, it didn’t feel half as bad as it looks. If you have any questions at all about my posts, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

AUGUST 2011

August 17, 2011  | And so it begins
August 17, 2011  | Feelings 

August 22, 2011  | Tomorrow 
August 23, 2011  | The Consultation 
August 23, 2011  | Acceptance 
August 25, 2011  | Second Opinion

SEPTEMBER 2011

September 1, 2011   | Trying Something 
September 6, 2011   | Desensitising at Work 
September 7, 2011   | Video Updates 
September 11, 2011 | Mixed Emotions 
September 13, 2011 | X-rays tomorrow 
September 14, 2011 | X-rays in 2 Hours 
September 17, 2011 | Three More Days 
September 18, 2011 | Tomorrow… 
September 20, 2011 | Second Consultation 
September 27, 2011 | The Options and The Quote 
September 30, 2011 | Quotes Two and Three 

OCTOBER 2011

October 3, 2011   | Two Many Thoughts 
October 4, 2011   | The Decision
October 6, 2011   | Becoming All Too Real 
October 10, 2011 | Final Consultation 
October 12, 2011 | I’ve Never Really Been a Waiter
October 19, 2011 | Here Come the Dreams & Impression Fears

NOVEMBER 2011

November 7, 2011   | Date for Impressions 
November 9, 2011   | Anxiety Picking up Pace  
November 12, 2011 | First Video Posted 
November 13, 2011 | Less Than 24 Hours to Go  
November 13, 2011 | Six Hours to Go (video)August 17, 2011
November 14, 2011 | Swallow! 
November 14, 2011 | I’m Back from First Imperssions (photos)
November 15, 2011 | Impressions Update and Next Appt. 
November 18, 2011 | Ativan Dosages
November 21, 2011 | Super Nervous About for 1st Extractions
November 21, 2011 | Morning of…
November 22, 2011 | Back from Extractions (photos)
November 23, 2011 | Just Sing
Novmeber 24, 2011 | A Revelation (video) 
November 25, 2011 | Made My Next Appointment
November 28, 2011 | All I want for Xmas…

DECEMBER 2011

December 2, 2011   | Had to Happen Now?
December 5, 2011   | The Big Day
December 7, 2011   | Oh WOW (photos)
December 7, 2011   | Meds, Meds and More Meds
December 9, 2011   | Day 3 After Bone Grafting/Extractions (photo) 
December 12, 2011 | Day 6 of Bone Grafting/Extractions (photo)
December 14, 2011 | Annoyance & Stress
December 21, 2011 | Broken Bridge
December 22, 2011 | Baby Steps

JANUARY 2012

January 6, 2012   | Appointment Rescheduled
January 16, 2012 | 3rd Appointment
January 17, 2012  | Not What Was Expected
January 20, 2012 | Long Break (photo)

MARCH 2012

March 20, 2012   | Got a Call
March 16, 2012    | Second Xray Plus Updates (photo)

APRIL 2012

April 28, 2012 | FINALLY! 

MAY 2012

May 3, 2012   | Changed Plans 
May 9, 2012   | Today’s the Day
May 11, 2012 | The Day After
May 16, 2012 | In Was Inevitable 
May 17, 2012 | WAHOO!
May 21, 2012 | New Temp Bridge Tomorrow
May 22, 2012 | New Top Bridge…
May 29, 2012 | Denny (photo)

JUNE 2012

June 5, 2012   | Thankful

JULY 2012

July 23, 2012   | Bring It On!

AUGUST 2012

August 10, 2012   | Never Crossed My Mind
August 14, 2012   | Cancelled!

SEPTEMBER 2012

September 10, 2012   | The Jitters… As Usual
September 11, 2012    | Moving Quickly Now
September 12, 2012   | The Light at the End…
September 22, 2012   | Root Canals

OCTOBER 2012

October 1, 2012   | Bridge Over Troubled…. Teeth?
October 7, 2012   | Poster Child or Documented?
October 22, 2012 | Rescheduled x2!
October 24, 2012 | Now For The Wait

NOVEMBER 2012

November 4, 2012   | Ready. Or Not?
November 5, 2012   | Getting Ticked Off
November 6, 2012   | Humiliated
November 12, 2012 | New Temps Tomorrow
November 13, 2012 | A Milestone (photo)
November 26, 2012 | It’s That Time
November 27, 2012 | Rescheduled Permanents

DECEMBER 2012

December 3, 2012     | Permanently Permanent (photo)
December 10, 2012   | Second Stage… Tops!
December 11, 2012   | Two More Appt. Remaining (photo)

December 31, 2012   | 2012 Year in Review of Blog stats (unimportant really)

JANUARY 2013

January 7, 2013         | Ativan, Lorezapan, Potatoes, Potahtoes
January 10, 2013       | And Now the Final Wait
January 18, 2013       | Dental Care: An Important Video (video)

FEBRUARY 2013

February 12, 2013      | Final Set of Impressions Today

MARCH 2013

March 17, 2013   | Update on the Wait
March 19, 2013   | They’ve ARRIVED! (photo)
March 26, 2013   | They’re IN! (photos)
March 31, 2013   | Just an Update

APRIL 2013

April 2, 2013         | A Second Milestone
April 3, 2013         | Surprise for Dr. Nirav (video, Photos)
April 6, 2013         | Three Times a Charm!
April 17, 2013       | I’m Humbled!

MAY 2013

May 10, 2013         | Updates, Articles and Interviews… Oh My!
May 14, 2013         | With Every Visit It Just Gets Easier
May 15, 2013         | A First Impression of Freedom (Magazine Article)

JUNE 2013

June 16, 2013        | Finalising
June 23, 2013        | Finalising Part 2
June 25, 2013        | FINISHED!

MARCH 2014

March 11, 2014       | Updates

One thought on “Table of Content

  1. Just finished reading all your posts. I’m sorry I haven’t kept up to this better, I’ve been mush headed from dealing with the anxiety around here. Well, I’m all caught up now. And forgive me if my writing isn’t too good as I’m still mush headed, Scottie is in biopsy right now, even though they feel 98% sure there is not a malignancy there, biopsy still has to be done…eeesh. Waiting on news is the WORST, as YOU certainly KNOW.

    First I have to tell you again, my God you articulate it all SO well. We are SO alike. Yes, you are emotional–you are a Cancer dear😛 I’m Taurus, suppose to be pragmatic, which I am. BUT when it comes to this–emotions RULE!

    I was SO the same way. Spinning it all in my mind and researching to death! BUT, I personally believe that is THE best thing you can be doing. I’m so glad you are reaching out to people in simular circumstances and really really hope you carry through with the video blog–FANTASTIC!

    I hope you reach that place where you can accept the care and attention better, I know what you mean, but it is something that is going to be in depth hon and is absolutely vital to the process.

    But, it is a completely natural feeling on your part as well, which would be true of anything you have avoided and feared to such depth, believe me, I GET it! You just want it to be over with I know. And it will be one day, one way or another. But I’m hoping it will turn into a positive experience for you. And I think it will be as you go through the journey. You are still very very much in the hardest posibble stage of this. You are in the vascilating grief/acceptance mode right now–it WILL get better babe ; )

    For me at least, they were/are wonderful people who love what they do! And it was very rewarding for them to see me go from the fear addled mess I was, to the confidant person, who actually–and I mean FOR REAL enjoys going to the dentist. Now, I know that sounds insane, and if you had the childhood experiences I did, who actually had the creepiest downtown dentist (that “ALL the good mothers took their kids to”) slap me when I was about 6. …..To having a tooth when I was 11 that was going to abrupt in the middle of the roof of my mouth and having to have a 4 hour oral surgery while awake to reset that tooth so it would come out in it’s proper place and shots that always made tears roll down the sides of my lower temples….then you would understand just how insane it is for me to say “I enjoy” going to the dentist, but I definitely do. And part of that for me is their care, concern and encouragement. Not to mention how great it feels to have them choppers clean and fresh again. (I cannot wait to get in again and get back on track, but have to get over this hump and some health issues of my own yet first, all in due time) Anyway, It’s a different day and age from the scary days of dentists from your nightmares now, I can say that from experience for sure.

    Okay, I’m getting to windy here. I am really hoping that yesterday’s consult went okay, I’m concerned. Hope you post soon. Know that I am thinking of you and wishing you all the best. Decisions to bat around I know…keep doing your real and mental homework hon. I’ll tell you again, I think you are doing it right. The fuss will all be worth it in the end. Keep it coming.

    {{{hugs}}}❤ Say hello to the other half from us ; )

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