Everyone hates the dentist.
My two boys have their first cavity fillings tomorrow. They are terrified. My husband and I are terrified. They have a lovely dentist, gentle and kind, named Dr. Randi Fratkin yet we are all still dreading the visit.
My late father-in-law used to describe the hand pump drill that was used on his teeth - ruurr, ruurr, ruurr - and it would make my stomach constrict just to hear him talk about it. There is nothing worse than a visit to the dentist, particularly when you know you are going to have a cavity filled.
We are now 25 hours from dental distress and counting...