I'm having oral surgery at 1:30pm on October 13th. I'm having two(possibly three or four depending on some news we are waiting for)teeth extracted and I'm scared. I had a bad experience during the second half of a root canal (with a dentist who worked with special needs children. I no longer see him.) where something happened either I wasnt given enough medication or the dentist didn't wait long enough. They started before I was asleep and I could feel some of the drilling at least it felt like I could feel it. It was a horrible experience. I was crying and begging for more medicine. Tears were streaming down my face. The dentist got angry with me and in a cold, tone to stop crying. I went through the procedure awake for 30 minutes I was terrified I think they gave me a small dose of something else because I finally fell into a drug induced sedation. I had to go through dental work with this dentist awake for me it was torture no matter what local I'm given I can always feel the cleaning and drilling a little bit. I got scolded once because I wasn't listening to my music. I heard my name which is why I paused my music. Before these events occurred I had another horrible experience back in 2007. I had my wisdom teeth pulled a week or so before and it was time for my stitches to fall out so I was a little concerned about that but I needed to have a cavity filled. While the dentist was giving me the novocaine he was chatting and not paying close enough attention to what he was doing and when he went to numb one part he went into my left cheek and then pain flowed through my cheek but then the novocaine kicked in. When we got home Dad and I were supposed to go camping but while my parents and oldest brother were eating lunch my mom noticed the left side of my face was extremely swollen. I I'd not feel well at all but didn't want to miss going camping, Dad and I said goodbye and we didn't leave until the early evening and didn't arrive until 8pm Dad started a fire for me and e started setting up the tents then made me a hot dog, I tended to the fire while dad took care of the rest. You may think that by now the novocaine has worn off and I'd have a sore cheek well you'd be wrong because after several hours I was still completely numb. The swelling didn't go down until the next morning but I was still 95% numb in my left cheek the left side of my nose and nostril and the left half of my lips were 80% numb. I was numb for almost a week. The swelling took a few days to go down. We realized the dentist had hit a nerve and permanently damaged it. I still deal with the effects but over the years the nerve seems to have repaired some of the damage. In the beginning whenever my mouth begins to water I'd feel excruciating pain in my cheek the pain isn't as bad as it was the first year but I love with the fear of having a repeat of this anytime I need dental work. My anxiety is so bad that if I want to have a teeth cleaning I have to be sedated but that's only party why, I also start to hurt if I'm in the dental chair for a long time. My back and hips and chest would begin to really hurt. I'm scared that the medicine they give me won't work or that something will go wrong, all these negative thoughts are making me more anxious than I already am. I was wondering if you all could send me positive healing vibes and prayers I would REALLY appreciate it. Thank you.