Before you tell me, I know how dumb it is to avoid the dentist. Teeth health is very important and it shouldn't be taken lightly. I had a major fear of the dentist since I was a kid, and after my mom couldn't force me to go anymore, I couldn't bring myself to do it. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months, and then BAM! 6 years later.

Every time I thought about going I also thought about the tools they would use on my teeth, and I'd panic.

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After a lot of build-ups, I finally did end up going. I took a week off work and prepared for the worst. After my visit and cleaning on Monday, I had to set up three other visits for my 12 cavities! In total 9 teeth had cavities, and one would result in a root canal. After that Monday I had to go in the following Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I was so scared that for every visit they gave me "TV glasses" so I could watch shows. This was to distract me.

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It was embarrassing, but everyone was super nice about it. I had to keep forcing myself to go each day. Every morning I'd want to just stop showing up, but I did it. I finished every day.

I know this all sounds ridiculous, but this is literally my biggest and only fear in the world. It was harder than anything I've ever done, and I've literally jumped off the Hotel Blackhawk!

My mouth still hurts after all that work, but I'm glad I finally handled this looming problem. I feel great about it. I will for sure be seeing them in 6 months for my next cleaning. If you have fears too, trust me it's worth conquering them!

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