I'm having some (to me at least) drastic dental work done tomorrow. An upper wisdom tooth, two back molars extracted. Plus some pocket-reduction surgery (ie. they cut away your gums, scrape out any tartar, then sew it back up) on a couple of teeth. For various reasons I cannot take the anti-anxiety medication before. So I'm (fearfully) counting down the hours. On an intellectual level I know this won't be that bad. I'm not going to die, and - externally at least - I won't look any different afterwards. But I'm really #$#@!# scared. I know its going to be a couple of miserable hours in a dentists chair, plus a week or two of recovery in various stages of discomfort. And words of encouragement or advice?