Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I know this isn't uncommon but I need some ideas on what I can do to distract myself.

    I have suffered from many bad experiences of the dentist because of this man:

    http://www.birminghampost.net/news/w...5233-27408525/

    Jaspal Bachada. This is the second time he's been caught for fraud. I had alot of unnecessary work done when I was younger and this has led to me being terrified of even going within a metre of a dental practice.

    The rational side of me knows it's ridiculous but I can't help it. I've been to a specialist on the NHS which I thought helped but she had to kick me out because I was too old and they were oversubscribed.

    I'm now on private dental health care and the guy seems friendly enough but that isn't helping...I just panic and feel like bolting. I'm on the verge of cancelling my appointment as I'm not sure I can force myself to go.
    I really need some distraction techniques or even just a method to help me calm down and listen to the rational side of me! I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi is i have also had terrible dental care with this man and now looking at taking it further and have got solicitors involved, He cannot get away with it !!!!!!!!!!
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    There are some websites that can help you out, lots of us dental students use dentalfear.com (not 100% sure that's the correct address so google it) and it's written by dentists so that might help. Also for any anxiety you can use an exposure theory where you slowly expose yourself to more of the environment e.g if you were scared of spiders, first looking at a picture until it no longer makes you feel anxious and then looking at the real thing until you no longer feel anxious and continue this until you gradually start to feel better. It can be done, honest! I used to be absolutely petrified by the dentist and now I'm a dental student and loving it :P weird huh?
    Feel free to pm me
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: February 18, 2013
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.