Hi guys Well I've had a phobia of dentists since I was about 7 or 8 I think. I've always had problems with my teeth and find it difficult to touch them, hate brushing them (I do, but not properly, I rush it if that makes sense). Just after christmas, I chipped a tooth and had to get an emergency temporary one put in. As I'm not working, I was put onto the NHS waiting list because I couldn't afford to go private. This hasn't really bothered me apart from the truly awful woman that put it in who had a go at me when I told her about my fear.... A couple of weeks ago I chipped another tooth by getting a large piece of peppercorn stuck in between them and somehow when it came out, brought part of my tooth with it. This hasn't hurt, and is mainly just annoying but haven't had it fixed as I don't have a dentist, can't go back to the emergency place because the girl was so awful and now, whilst eating my tea, the temporary one has started really aching. I'm going to be brave tomorrow and ring up a private dentists in town, on the NHS website it says that they deal with people that are nervous. Is there anyone else on here that deals with this? I haven't been to the dentists since I was 17 because my old dentist left and I didn't like the new one. Stupid I know but my teeth weren't bothering me then and am feeling the repercussions now!! Is there anyone on here that is the same as me? Just not sure how I'm going to cope tomorrow... my dad is going with me and he just takes the piss out of me but its better than going alone! What do I do? I can't eat but am soooo hungry and to top it off got a really sore throat which I think is the beginning of a cold HELP!!!