I'm on disability and have little money. I have not seen a dentist in over 10/yrs due to TERROR and finanial situation. I have what looks like stage 4 gum disease and I know my teeth need to be fixed. I cannot even get up enough nerve to make an appointment. I wake-up with panic attacks just thinking about it. Can I take Valium prior to going for my initial consultation and will this help me to relax and talk with the dentist? If so what dosage should I ask my Dr to prescribe. I'm so nervous that I cannot even talk about it face-to-face with my family doctor. I'm even shaking typing this question.