I've been suffering with a toothache for the last couple of weeks. I've been to the dentist twice but nothing is showing up on the xrays ... so she is sending me to a specialist to see if the root is dying or whatever they look for. The pain has been ok - mostly just achy until last night. It was terrible....I could not get away from it. I took some ibuprofen and was finally able to go to sleep. But I am scared ... I have a natural fear of the dentist even though I know they are there to help me. But I keep remembering two things from the past. My husband went to the dentist to have a tooth pulled and they found a tumor - cancer. Then I remembered the lady next door....she was having issues which the doc said was a sinus infection (my sinus are really bothering me too right now) ... she was misdiagnosed and it was cancer ... so now, I am letting those thoughts into my head. CANCER. This started as a tooth ache and it is turning into something else in my mind. I won't know what is going on until I see the specialist. But I am kind of freaking out that it is something terrible. Being in pain like this is really beating me down - I know that. I know I need to calm down, stay positive and find out what is going on - then get it fixed. That is the logical me. the anxiety ridden me is not doing as well. Thanks for listening.