No, that's not the technical term.
I am an adult. I am a mom: a strong, resourceful, confident women. And yet, I am afraid of the dentist.
While it's reported that something like 50% of people experience some amount of anxiety regarding dental care, I'm really afraid. I'm talking tears, people. I've been known to break into a full on sweat, shaking profusely in the waiting room. And while I have a flair for the dramatic (you're not surprised, are you?), I'm unfortunately not exaggerating even slightly. My last dentist - since I switch constantly, put off by their lack of sensitivity - recommended valium and gas. For a cleaning.
A cleaning which I may or may not now be overdue for. Hence, the search for a.) a new, SUPER SYMPATHETIC dentist in Austin or the nearby area (will travel for sympathetic care!), and b.) any suggestions on how to get so insanely smashed on medically indicated drugs that I won't even know I'm *at* the dentist. Or other relaxation techniques. Either way.