Is a Trip to the Dentist Painful?

indexLet’s face it, going to the dentist typically rates a “nuh-uh” on people’s fun-o-meter. Not to mention the apprehension you have before you even get to the office which doubles while you are sitting in the waiting room reading a magazine playing it cool. Where does this fear come from and do we automatically assume that a dental appointment is going to be painful?

Obviously when some of us older folk went to the dentist as kids, it was quite a traumatic experience as compared to what it is now. No anesthetic or not enough, having the dentist yell at you to be quiet while he’s drilling into your un-numb tooth, watching the smoke come from the drill……we could go on and on. As you can imagine, that could put some fear into the hearts of people, even though they know it’s not like that anymore. One bad experience can create a lifetime of fear. Continue Reading…