I had a bad time at the dentist when I was a child and have never really got on top of the feelings from back then so even now, nearing 50, I still really hate going for check-ups let alone any work. I had a filling replaced today. The dentist and his assistant were brilliant, there was no significant pain or stress but I still came out sweating.
The thought of going had me distracted for most of the day. I know that there is nothing to be scared of these days (rarely anyway) but still can not be completely relaxed about it. his is very annoying and somewhat embarrassing. If I was in the USA, I would probably have had therapy on this years ago and got in touch with my inner child. Eeek. That child used to get bullied a lot and looking back, I think he probably deserved it.