TL;DR: Despite crippling dental phobia, I have all my teeth back!
Long story: I have insane dental phobia. No particular reason (besides deep-seated mental issues that are for a psychiatrist's ears only) but it's meant that I haven't been able bring myself to go into a dental practice even to wait with someone ever in my entire life. Which...wasn't great when because of a combination of poor dental hygiene and use and abuse of drugs as a kid meant I started losing teeth about seven years back.
Every year I've had the New Year's Resolution to get my ass into a dental clinic. This year, I managed it...eventually. April 22nd, I managed to get an appointment after getting a dose of diazepam off my doc to help with the panic attacks (it's not just me disliking dentists, I'm actually that scared I will go into full-blown panic at just the thought). Since then, I've been in the surgery every week, and I mean every week, on a strong dose of diazepam. I've had so many extractions, fillings and even a nerve removal, and Monday saw me getting my false teeth. Tomorrow sees my last appointment for three months. The big thing is I can now smile without hiding my mouth and go out for dinner without feeling so incredibly self-concious! For the first time in years, I have a full set of teeth and I'm no longer ashamed to smile in public.
...The only problem is learning to eat/get used to the false teeth is a pain in the ass XD I'm lisping like hell right now ^__^