I don’t know anybody thrilled about getting dental work done. Many of us find any reason we can to postpone our dental checkups and dental needs. For those who get sweaty palms just thinking about the dentist, a severe toothache or dental emergency may be the catapulting event that gets you into the dentist’s chair. If you have been avoiding the dentist for years, or each visit is just an ordeal, what can you do to reduce your dental fears?
Some of us remember watching comedy skits on TV depicting a very old almost blind dentist pulling out a tooth with a pair of pliers–while the patient is mumbling “you got the wrong tooth.” Although these scenes were funny, some of us have that crazy image still implanted into our brain. Reality is that modern dentistry has made leaps and bounds in technology and in accommodating the patient. Some of … Read More