I Am Afraid of the Dentist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 308 People

    Nine Point Nine On A Scale Of Ten!

    When I was about seven I went to the dentist as a routine appointment and until then, wasn't scared of dentists. For some reason the dentist decided to take me into a room away from my parents and ask me if I minded having a filling! For heavens sake! Minded? Either I needed it...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Nov 8, 2009

    My Experience!!!

    I have two implants, both of them were fine. The dental implant procedure is very easy and takes about an hour to do.
    Davidsmith009 Davidsmith009
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2013

    Omg I hate the dentist full stop

    as soon as I go in its the smell it sets me off I could really cry about visiting the dentist
    Joanne181 Joanne181
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    I Have a Dental Appointment

    I am terrified! I don't like pain! I'm so scared I'll have to have those horrible shots in my gums,and have teet extracted.  I think I'll not go to the dentist. I'd rather have my teeth fall out.
    glimmerized glimmerized
    41-45, T
    1 Response Jul 8, 2008

    I Need A Dentist

    I'm terrified of the dentist and I need to go so bad! Can anyone recommend a dentist in the state of Illinois or Indiana. I have to be put to sleep!!!
    scaredofthedentist scaredofthedentist
    Mar 31, 2011

    Do You Prefer Death Over Dental Work?

    Please tell me your story.  I am doing research on this subject. Thanks.
    jmc4410 jmc4410
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2010

    I just came back and I couldn't be more

    embarrassed at my behaviour very shocking. It took over the normal amount of injections to numb it and I'm very scared to go back. My heart just can't take it. My whole body shakes and trembles at the sight of the chair... But I'm not sure what I'm actually afraid of.
    MissLorii MissLorii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2014

    It genuinely scares the hebejebies outta me.

    ...I get all hot...i feel sick...don't like them at all....That needle....The scraping sounds...The drilling....Oh no... Don't like it one little bit...I broke a upper right front tooth the other day....and thought it may be able to be fixed with a filling (that's bad enough...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    May 8, 2015

    Sooooo Scared

    I pretty much have a break down as soon as i walk in, i get panniky and as soon as they say " you need a filling" I just cry. One time i got kicked out because i refused to open my mouth. Im 2 years over due for a check up
    MissMadz MissMadz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2008

    I Love the Dentist

    I'm not sure why maybe its the laughing gas?  i had braces for most of my young Little girl life . i had it all head gear and weekly appointments for tightening. any way i love the dentist. kind of weird huh.
    cindy420 cindy420
    46-50, F
    Jan 6, 2009

    I'd rather give birth

    than go to the dentist.. One bad experience can really ruin it all for you!! Have any of you had a bad dentist experience
    jussme91 jussme91
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015


    He never uses anesthesia on me.What the heck?He's a meanie D:
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2011

    I Came I Sat I Saw I Ran

    I am scared of needles and drills and even more scared of sedation "by needle" The last time I went to the dentist I forgot to take my Valium and I they started to drill a temp filling and it started to hurt ,they said "we will need to numb it and brought out a needle" and I...
    sarahbethuk sarahbethuk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2012

    Untill Now!

    Well,I used to be afraid of the dentist and didnt go for a long time.When I had to go in the last six months I found out that I had to have 5 back teeth out!!!I was scared stiff,I dont know where i got the guts from but I went and they took 3 out the first time and 2 the next...
    keran keran
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    Petrified To Go To The Dentist!!!!!

    I need dental work real bad. Yearsss ago I had work done on my teeth. I got partials made and they were great. They remove one or two teeth,  I had crowns put in.  Even though it took me a long time to get this work done, because I cancelled lots of appointments. Sometime even...
    maga2012 maga2012
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2012

    My mother used to bring me to the dentist she

    worked for and he was old school in the worst ways. He had no real patience for children and saw no reason for me to be so scared. Not to mention the fact that I have always had a major gag reflex and having too mangy things in my mouth makes me feel like I cannot breathe and...
    VBLOVE1106 VBLOVE1106
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2014


    I just got back from the dentist. I got two teeth pulled out and im in pain!
    ascs ascs
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2009

    I'm Embarrassed To Go

    When I was a kid my family would take me to the dentist, we had insurance. People would say my teeth were really nice, but now i'm 19 and I probably haven't been in a good 10 years. My parents divorced when I was 9 and it was my mothers responsibility to take me to the dentist...
    merpmerp merpmerp
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2012

    But Not With This One...

    He is an oral surgeon actually. I needed my wisdom teeth removed. Two of them, lower molars. His clinic has been calling me up since last year. I keep ignoring it. Call me chicken. I just don't like dentists. Then I woke up last Friday with this terrible soreness on my left...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    27 Responses Mar 8, 2010


    i am not really afraid of the dentist. i am absolutely terrified. even if i hear a noise that sounds like a dentist drill, i get shaky. i get so shaky that one dentist actually refused to see me again. he said that i made him nervous. im 46, so i can remember back to many...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2007


    So yeah. I have it. A really bad case....I'm not sure when my next appointment is, but being under my parent's roof I am forced to go even though I cry at the very thought of a check-up or cavity filling or crown..Each time I go I have to take valium that is prescribed to me...
    kornchild kornchild
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2008

    Oh God thank u!!!! Yea i survived another trip

    to the dentist lolol she is very nice but i just cant help being so scared and worried.. I super hate the surprising pain everytime this damn driller hits the sensitive part of my teeth.. So i tend to cringe all the time even so im kind of prepared but still doesnt do its...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit
    31-35, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    Choose Dental Clinics In Melbourne Carefully For Better Treatment

    Did you know there are different types of smiles? If you are aware of cosmetic dentistry then you would believe what I just said. Smiles vary because people have different types of teeth problems, which affect their smile. While you would like to see a pleasant smile where all...
    dentalclinic dentalclinic
    18-21, M
    May 28, 2013

    My Horror Story

     It's actually quite short. Last year I had to go to the dentist because well I hadn't been in a LONG time for good reason, I hate the dentist ; the screaming children, the smell makes me gag, and the sound of the drills. Its Hell, a very sanitary Hell. Anyway...
    TauntTheOstrich TauntTheOstrich
    1 Response Jun 2, 2009

    YOU Have No Idea....

    seriously. i need 5 root canals, and literally ALL my other teeth need fillings. and i just won't do it. i am in CONSTANT pain, and i look like a hillbilly. my two front teeth are chipped[to say the least] and i hate the way i look and the way others look at me because of it...
    BumbleBeast BumbleBeast
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

    The Dentist's Chair

    I have been putting it off for months.  I have had slight toothache, but I physically fear the dentist.  I had to sit in the wiating room a few weeks ago whislt my partner got his wisdom teeth taken out and the sounds were enough for me, so I sat fully immersed in...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    One Bad Experience Ruined It!

    I was sitting in a dentists chair.  I was changing a filling from Amalgum (mercury) to a new type they were using.  Very simple and routine.  I'm reclining in the chair with the bright light illuminating my mouth and he did the first novacaine injection.  No...
    bioyah bioyah
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2008

    With latest swiss technology everyone can get

    fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients; and patients with weak jaws; osteoporosis; blood pressure and difficulty in mouth opening NO MORE LOOSE DENTURES Now all patients can avoid...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    Jul 28, 2015


    of painless single sitting root canals (M2 technology - germany) ; digital xrays; cad cam computerised crowns (lava- usa); and swiss technology implants (no cut, no grafting , no.waiting) we can deliver a healthy beautiful smile and complete set of teeth within 5 days. This...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    Jul 30, 2015

    I'm a patient with a panic disorder

    and PTSD. I'm very triggered by the dentist and the idea of being trapped in the chair. My teeth are in terrible condition and at some point in the not too distant future I will have to address this situation. My previous dentist does not accept my insurance. He was very...
    Dutchess68 Dutchess68
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    Drills And Needles? ...no Thank-you.

    The very word leaves a heavy feeling of sheer terror in me. I hate it with all my heart. The Dentist. Nothing about that word sounds remotely comforting or pleasant. My last visit to the dentist was certainly not my proudest moment. Sitting in a somewhat crowded waiting room did...
    collectingthoughts collectingthoughts
    18-21, F
    Nov 30, 2012

    In the dentist waiting room shaking like a leaf

    I'd do anything to have someone here with me but everyone's sick of my behaviour :( they are sick of me being afraid. So I'm alone.
    MissLorii MissLorii
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2014

    Do. Not. Want.

    i've got a teeth....thing. a hangup, if you will. a paranoia. it's had a big effect on my life, actually. the worst was when i was little and i was losing my baby teeth. the whole process is so unnatural and disgusting. something that's growing out of your head suddenly becomes...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

    Scares Me!

    i used to not mind my dentist, until one day he said that i had to have a filling and know one told me that i'd have to have an injection in my gum and i have a really big phobia of needles! i hated it, and have been scared of the dentist ever since, but whats worse is, i now...
    sezy sezy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2007

    I Have Not Seen The Dentist In 31 Years

    For what it is worth, I will share how I have not seen a dentist in 31 years now. No known problems. Fresh breath , comfortable mouth. Seems I started out with a reasonably healthy mouth and did what you should do plus hydrogen peroxide rinses held one minute each, thrice daily...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 12, 2013


    of painless single sitting root canals (M2 technology - germany) ; digital xrays; cad cam computerised crowns (lava- usa); and swiss technology implants (no cut, no grafting , no.waiting) we can deliver a healthy beautiful smile and complete set of teeth within 5 days. This...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    Jul 30, 2015

    She's A Sadist

    For some reason my dentist seems to think if she hasn't caused me pain and made my gums bleed she's not doing her job right! What sort of person wishes to be a dentist anyway??? Sadists the lot of em!
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll
    Apr 18, 2012

    Variety of Reasons

    First of all, I hate the sound of the drills, the scraping against the teeth and that whole sound. Secondly, I hate being injected in my gums.  I do not mind being injected or needles in any other part of me- but my gums, i really despise having anything done with. I hate...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 16, 2008


    of painless single sitting root canals (M2 technology - germany) ; digital xrays; cad cam computerised crowns (lava- usa); and swiss technology implants (no cut, no grafting , no.waiting) we can deliver a healthy beautiful smile and complete set of teeth within 5 days. This...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    Jul 30, 2015

    Pain :-(

    I have had a horrible fear of dentists for years. I decided to take control of this recently and had a root canal this week. I still have several teeth that need filling but this was my first ever and hopefully last ever root canal. It really didnt hurt til the numbness wore off...
    shybutfunangel shybutfunangel
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 11, 2013

    Me Too

    I have had some bad dentists, I only go to a dentists when I can't take the pain any longer then I tell them to just take it out! I can not have fillings just the thought freaks me out!  All my kids are ok and have no problems with them but just having to take them to one...
    mum8 mum8
    51-55, F
    Aug 20, 2008

    Got to Make That First Call

    I haven't been to the dentist in many years. My teeth aren't horrible but they need work. I think once i get in the seat I can deal with it but getting there, that's the hard part.
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2008

    Just got back from the dentist lol Going to

    the dentist is one of my real life horror!! Just hearing the drill sound damn!!! Makes me hold on to my dear life! I know its an exaggeration .. But im so thankful for the snakes!!! And those who invented anesthesia!!! Love u guys lolol
    Chiscuit Chiscuit
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2014
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