dentist appointment this morning. before the age of 16 I didn't mind going to the dentist. mr spencer, nope not frank, was funny, kind, understanding. even the school dentists weren't that awful. so I had no problems.
I had one white filling at the age of 17, the filling took 45 minutes, I was agitated and uncomfortable. age 16 I had a POTS thing going on until the age of 18. so slap bang in the middle of feeling ill.
the next twenty years I avoided going, always thinking the uneasiness was down to anxiety, as I had been told by the doctors. since being dx with eds/pots I realised the problems weren't 'in my head'. having the chair slightly tilted helps, so im not completely flat. when I rise, rise slowly out of the chair so I don't get palps and a head rush.
im back to pre-16, im fine going. considering the long hiatus in dental treatment im not doing too badly. 2 white fillings have been needed in the last 2 years. today a little clean, which resulted in my jaw coming out!!! the side of my cheek felt like I had a enormous cyst, I realised that I couldn't shut my mouth, dribble central, I slowly eased the jaw back into place. slight pain afterwards, everything was ok.
I like my new dentist, much like the old one.