Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Do women fear the dentist more than men?
I know I would rather have two roo…never mind…drink Drano than go to the dentist.
I fear their checklist of things I need—the cost—deciding whether these are real needs or not…arg.
Mostly, cost, cost, cost.
Karen Keller wrote about this sort of babyish behavior on AOL, One in five women have dentist phobia—twice as many as men. This was a Canadian study—do they get dental there like they do medical? Maybe it was fear of pain and disgustingness.
Fifteen million root canals are performed in the US each year. This is the most feared procedure. I have never had one and since I never go, probably won’t.
Hope I didn’t jinx myself!
Supposedly 95% of root canal patients report no pain.
Dentists recommend distraction, tapes, music, TV. Some stuff is now done with that twilight sleep or sedation, which I also fear.
I have two words for everyone who says I am an idiot: MARATHON MAN.