I have been increasingly more petrified of the dentist in my 27 years, and my new dentist finally offered a reason after I burst into tears waiting for the dentist to give the okay to fill my drilled open tooth.
He thinks I metabolize anesthetic much, MUCH quicker than most people. Toward the end of the drilling, they had given me two extra shots of lido when it began to be unbearable. Those shots did nothing for me, and hoping if I gave it a minute to kick in, I requested to use the bathroom, and used that time to cry and try to compose myself. It never kicked in, and we had to a temporary filling.
This time, they promised I wouldn t feel it, and they gave me a bunch of shots that were supposed to travel along my jaw bone or something. I couldn t believe it, when they started drilling, it honestly didn t hurt at all! I didn t know that was a possible thing that happened; I assumed everyone always kind of felt it. Anyway it still wore off toward the end of the drilling, they game me another shot, but I still had tears streaming down my face every time they used air or liquid for the filling part.
Is this really because I have reddish hair? It s not even really red, it s more burnished copper. What can I do to not practically have PTSD after every dentist visit?