So, I have this pain in my jaw, that I suspect could be from my wisdom teeth. As I was looking up my symptoms and trying to diagnose the problem on WebMD (my new favorite site), one of the articles that came up among the jaw/teeth issues was "Dental Anxiety." Curious, I clicked the link.
"Do you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist?"
That was the first line.
Yes, yes I do.
I get a sick feeling in my stomach; I feel sweaty; I get tense.
This may be why I haven't been to a dentist since high school.
That's right - it has been 10 YEARS since my last dental visit.
I know, I know...no wonder my jaw hurts. It's a miracle my teeth haven't fallen out! But hey, I brush, I rinse, I floss sometimes...
Right. I know. My appointment is next Wednesday at 3:30pm.