I always have the nitrous oxide and my dentist teases me and sets it a the 3 martini level. this is when I am actually having dental work done. First come the nitrous and then the novocaine.
Sad to say all these years my dentist knows I am an ER nurse and here I am shaking like a leaf in his office. He could tell I was nervous, so he kept saying weird stuff, like, “Just relax! We’re going to get those big meanies out of your teeth so they can’t hurt you no more!”
Dentists have nobody to love them as we all freely declare, " I hate the dentist". Poor folks, I hope they have family at home that love them.
Do whatever it takes to help you through your appointment. I go to my secret place in my mind and imagine how warm the sun feels on my skin - now this is not easy when you live in MN and it is 10 degrees outside.
But you can do this, you have done it before, you will do it again.
Take all of us with you and imagine how we would look mushed together in a chair.