Last week I went to the dentist. I let him know that I had just started a blog and forewarned him that, if my experience was particularly unpleasant, I might just write about it.
Threatening your dentist before your treatment is probably not the most advisable tack to adopt.
All things considered, all went well.
This was partly due to some advice I had heeded about acupressure.
Apparently, the body has certain points that, when excess pressure is applied, pain can be deflected away from other sensitive areas. To deflect it from your teeth, for example, one should press very hard at the back of your thumbs.
Apart from two broken thumbs, I never felt a thing.