Anxiety and wisdom teeth

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   Posted 5/9/2007 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
First of all, I have Anxiety and I have not had any big problems with it the last few months and life has been pretty good.
But I began having trouble with my wisdom teeth on one side, they got infected and I can barely open my mouth with threw me into a panic!!!! I went to the dentist yesterday of course having panic attacks the whole way there and Trying not to cry in the waiting room. I mean I am a grown girl with my mommy holding my hand at the dentist office over wisdom teeth.
The dentist said I have to have them taken out and I am going next week to have them taken out but I am a reck! I am in panic mode.
I never had an infected tooth before and it must be bad cause I feel sick all over. Or maybe it is the panic making me feel sick all over, or maybe I feel sick cause something elseis reall wrong with me, Or what if they pull out my wisdom tooth and I cant ever open my jaw again. I mean I have TNJ on top of all of this...
Okay see, Thats what keeps running through my mind ...
Any advice?

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 5/9/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
the anxiety probably is making you feel just as sick as the infection. An abcess/infection on your wisdom tooth can be pretty nasty and painful and can make you feel rubbish so I do have sympathy.
Please just BREATHE. You will be fine, the infection will go and once your teeth are out, you ll have no more probs. Your jaw will be fine and I am sure that there is nothing else wrong.

Try and distract yourself a bit from this stress. NOthing bad is going to happen to you and you will be fine. Keep telling yourself that.

Victoria x

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Xx Sometimes we all have to go a little crazy just to stay sane xX

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