As you grow up in the city of Leeds, you may have had things happen to you that may have scared you in your youth; you may not be aware of any of these but they may well manifest in the oddest of ways as you get older- phobias. It may well develop in the way you are scared of heights- so you avoid heights; you may avoid flying, so you don’t fly. All of these you can work around; but if you have a phobia about dentists- this really could be a problem and wherever this fear of going along to the surgery and getting treated has come from- maybe bad experiences in the past or something that has happened to friends or family- it can physically and mentally scare you from going at all. Now you are drifting in dangerous waters: you need to be seen and treated, but you are terrified to go, you may be putting your oral health on the line here. You must confront your issues otherwise you may find yourself in serious trouble. Talk to someone professionally about this- either a psychiatrist if the problem is truly bad or just go along and talk to your dentist; the modern dentist is ‘well clued up’ with dental phobia and if you sit down and just talk things through, you may well find that the world of modern dentistry isn’t as scary as you thought. Cure yourself of this, and then you can start going up high mountains and getting on planes again!