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    I have a severe dental phobia, stemming from a series of painful experiences from the ages of 6-15 years of age. I'm nearly eighteen years old now, and I have severe overcrowding and crookedness in my teeth, on the dental scale 1-5, I am scored a 4.

    I have been told that I have to have four teeth extracted before I could have braces. I went to do this under IV sedation, yet I had a full blown panic attack beforehand. I also have an anxiety disorder. They had to send me away as I was in such a state. I was referred for a treatment under a general anaesthetic, but was quickly rejected under the NHS. It severely depressed me, I knew I was too petrified to get the teeth extracted otherwise.

    I am a student at an FE college studying my A-Levels, and need some advice on what I can do to get this treatment. The NHS simply don't understand how frightened I am, to the point where I get palpitations and stop breathing...

    I don't know whether to get a loan and receive private treatment or if there is any route that I could try to get a general anaesthesia.

    Please help me, my teeth are horrendous.
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    (Original post by Gloriana)
    I have a severe dental phobia, stemming from a series of painful experiences from the ages of 6-15 years of age. I'm nearly eighteen years old now, and I have severe overcrowding and crookedness in my teeth, on the dental scale 1-5, I am scored a 4.

    I have been told that I have to have four teeth extracted before I could have braces. I went to do this under IV sedation, yet I had a full blown panic attack beforehand. I also have an anxiety disorder. They had to send me away as I was in such a state. I was referred for a treatment under a general anaesthetic, but was quickly rejected under the NHS. It severely depressed me, I knew I was too petrified to get the teeth extracted otherwise.

    I am a student at an FE college studying my A-Levels, and need some advice on what I can do to get this treatment. The NHS simply don't understand how frightened I am, to the point where I get palpitations and stop breathing...

    I don't know whether to get a loan and receive private treatment or if there is any route that I could try to get a general anaesthesia.

    Please help me, my teeth are horrendous.


    Try asking your GP to prescribe you valium? Take it a couple hours beforehand and it should really help.
 
 
 
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