Peela Posted January 27, 2011 Share Posted January 27, 2011 I went to the dentist this morning for 3 fillings- one was a small one behind a front tooth. As he was drilling away, he hit a nerve and I just about jumped off the chair involuntarily, shocked at the intense but brief nerve pain. He apologised profusely....and immediately gave me a 2nd injection. He worked on one of the other fillings, came back to that tooth again- and just the water spraying on it made me jump again. By this time, I was sweating and anxious. He said only 1 in 1000 patients needs a 2nd injection and he has never had to do a 3rd- but he gave me a 3rd (all different places). He apologised again (and I really dont blame him- I am a bit sensitive for some reason). I had this strong urge to phone dh and get him to literally come and hold my hand before they tried a 3rd time- the dentist asked me if I wanted to leave it, if it was just too much to handle- and we agreed to try with just the water first, a last time. It was fine this time. But then with the 3rd filling, he had to give a 2nd injection again. He said it was most unusual but he was sorry it hurt. So, my mouth was very numb and still is a little, 8 hours later. But when I got home, I played on the computer a while, then went and tried to have a rest. I felt really knocked around. I couldnt sleep though, so when dh came in I went to tell him my dentist story- and surprised myself by bursting into tears- and then my body shook and shook and I cried for half an hour! It was as if my whole body was traumatised, and the trauma was releasing. I have never experienced anything like it before. DH just held me- hes good at that. It was wierd. I am ok but feeling fragile- I will be fine. Anyone else get traumatised by routine dental work? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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