Hello, I just read your thread and would like to try and ease your nerves before you visit the dentist. I am a qualified dental nurse and have dealt with hundereds of people who have been in similar situations to you.
ok a few things to think about when your in the chair:
1) your next holiday
2) your favourite pet, things they have done that have made you laugh
3) someone special and a special time you have shared
Ok you could also try this...................... whilst laying in the chair, close your eyes, take 10 deep breaths, slowly. whilst doing this try and clench every muscle in your body for a few seconds, 5 times(dont do this whilst having an injection), once you have done this think about the most beautiful beach you can imagine. imagine hearing the sea lap the shore, birds in the distance singing a beautiful song. Imagine your standing on the shore and the warm sea is lapping at your feet. keep this image in your head and it will help stress.
Ok, if this doesnt seem a good idea, try talking to your dentist about holidays etc, believe it or not talking relaxes you, and you will learn something new about him/her. so at your next visit you will have something to talk about.
I do hope some of this may have been helpful. I would like to reassure you though, there is nothiing to be worried about. And the proceedure will be over as soon as you know it.
Good look, and kepp us posted. x x