Would you face your worst fear for your child?

Today is going to be a personally, challenging day for me as I face one of my worst fears, in order to be there for one of my kids.

Emmett has a cavity that must be filled, it’s likely the result of damage done to his tooth from opening his supply with his teeth.  It’s the exact same tooth that Elliott broke by the same means. 

As I have spoken about before, I have a indescribable fear of the dentist. 

Without going into the details, because I’m already freaked out enough, I’ve experienced several traumatic things at a very young age, all involving my teeth and the dentist.



Some where very painful and others have resulted in reoccurring nightmares.

Anyway, this has become a phobia of sorts for me and today, I’m making a big step forward by going with Emmett and Lizze to the dentist.  Normally Lizze’s handles this because even though I would go, I would have a very difficult time hiding my fear from the boys.

Lizze can’t go by herself today and Emmett’s been very Daddy oriented as of late. He needs me and I’m just going to have to suck it up and do what I have to do in order to be there for him. 

I’m not going to lie. 

There are literally millions of things I would do before placing myself in a room with a dentist and his/her tools. 

Having said that, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for my kids. 

We leave in a little while and I’m pretty freaked out right now.  However, we it comes to doing what I have to for my kids, I somehow always find a way to make it work.   

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  • StefanieSacks says:

    can you take something for angizty before u go .i no a few people who are afried of dentist .i have a few phoboisa to it awfull  good luck

  • dotdash says:

    You can also just decide not fill cavities in baby teeth.  If the damage you inflict by taking a frightened child to the dentist is more than what you save by filling a baby tooth, you might consider it.  The dentist can tell you if it’s a cavity that is likely to harm a nearby grownup tooth or become painful.  We did this with my daughter.  When they fell out, some of them looked a bit eaten away, which was weird, but there were no other ill effects.

    • lostandtired says:

      dotdash you make a really good point. Unfortunately, in Emmett’s case, he apparently broke part of the tooth and that’s why the cavity it there. It’s all taken care of now and he did absolutely amazing. 🙂