I just wanted to add my 2 cents for anyone who cares...lol.
I use to be so afraid of the dentist because of my horrid anxiety, that I ended up having some pretty severe dental problems. Dental issues are in my genes, and I am just an unlucky person to have weak teeth. Seems to be ever since I was pregnant, my teeth got super weak.
At any rate, I hated the dentist so much that I refused to go, until one day, I was in such pain, I couldn't function, and literally thought I was going to die from the pain, and, or going insane. I had to bite the bullet and go.
That all went on about
a year or so ago, and now, going to the dentist is no problem for me. I go, and I gotta say, I almost enjoy it, even if he has to pull a tooth, or do whatever.
I use to be afraid of being "LOCKED" in the chair per say. Once he starts a procedure, I am no longer in control. It's like I am "STUCK" there until he is done, and that is what use to scare me. Like you are saying, they numb you, so it wasn't the pain that scared me. It was just the idea of me being under the control of someone else.
Somehow, someway, I lost that fear, and now have no problem going to the dentist...thank God!
So yea, that's my 2 cents!
Glad you got your tooth taken care of.
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