Afraid of drilling at the dentist? (Tips)

Afraid of drilling at the dentist?

Hello, I have to go to the dentist tomorrow because I have 2 small and 1 medium holes. I’m afraid of drilling because it always hurts so much. Do you have any tips on how to survive this better??

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Do you do with or without anesthesia?
Try to get lost in thought. Think of past embarrassments, problems, arguments or or.
You can also claw yourself in the chair or take something to knead with you, which concerns you and your hands a little.
I always had anesthetic drilled because I found the anesthetic worse than drilling. Anyway, I managed to get lost in my thoughts.

Christina Cherry

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From when to the (children’s) dentist?

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