Due to my anxiety I avoided seeing the dentist for 4/5 years. Finally mild tooth pain forced me to go, I required a filling which I've just had done, also have booked app. with hygenist which I'm terrified of, have bad recession on lower front tooth and had been told to be careful with gum disease in the past, now I am totally freaking out it will have gone too far and will lose my teeth. Dentist didn't mention but he did prod one side of my gums, I think to check for pockets. Also convinced filling won't solve problem and I have a gum infection or something much worse. He did do x rays, but maybe he missed bone loss etc. from gum disease. I have to wait another month for hygenist and will completely catastrophise in that time.