I am really nervous about going to the dentist. It never really bothered me years ago. I always trusted dentists and thought they all knew what they were doing. About six years I broke a tooth and had to get a crown. I called my dentist and he had hired a new dentist to replace him because he was retiring soon. I got her (lucky me) to do my new crown. She was so unprofessional and I could tell or feel like she didn't know what she was doing. She kept telling me to open my mouth wider and wider. Then she said "boy you have a little mouth". She was cocky and I didn't feel good about the whole experience. I must have been in the chair over two hours. After I left my gum area around the temporary crown was very sore. I knew I didn't want her to put my permanent crown on when it came in. I told the receptionist that I didn't want her the next time. A few weeks later I got a call that my permanent crown was in and I had the older dentist that was going to retire. He said he'd have to make it all over because it didn't fit right. To make a long story short, my gum area still hurts around the crown. I went to another dentist and a specialist to see what they thought and they said it was because where the tooth broke off. They all stick up for each other I think.
I've changed dentists since that experience and am still afraid of dentists. I get really nervous and have lots of anxiety. I have an appointment in March and I'm dreading the day already. If you get a new dentist make sure you check him or her out first. I looked on the internet and found out that this dentist who worked on me has since had to pay some fines for negligence.