Glad to be of help. Honestly. I think by helping others, we help ourselves.
But let me run something by you that I find very interesting. Just think about it. What kind of individual would refuse to give a kid anything to numb the tooth before a drilling? If the person (like a former friend of mine), chooses not to get numb, well that's HER decision.
But for a dentist to do this on purpose, knowing what the child is going to go through, then this dentist is a sadist. He went into a profession knowing full well that he would be inflicting pain on people.
A very very sick individual indeed.
We have loads of these kinds of people roaming around. Years ago (about 22 or so), I wanted to find a kind caring compassionate dentist. But he had to be one who accepted my insurance. I found one 2 blocks from my house.
I called and explained that I was extremely phobic and I would just like to meet him and talk to him.
He said "fine come on up, I have some time". I went upstairs to his office and he motioned me to sit in his dentist chair so we could have our chat.
I politely said "I'd rather not, if you don't mind". He barked at me "JUST SIT IN THE DA*** CHAIR".
I looked at him, and ran out the door. I could only imagine the person behind the dental garment. Not a kind caring human being whatsoever.
So we truly have to be thankful for people like you and other phobia specialists who take us to heart and treat us like human beings.
And I truly thank you for that.