I'd have to be on death's door to go back to a dentist.
I haven't been for over 20 years.
As SAR said, I'd be too ashamed of the telling off if I went back now ...... not to mention I can't afford to pay for everything that needs doing.
I can so clearly remember the pain from when I was young - being told that the pain I felt wasn't actually pain, I was just imagining it.
Then as a young adult having injections to numb my mouth, still feeling the pain through the supposed numbing ...... and still being told that I was imagining it because it's not possible to feel pain through the numbing.
Like hell! I felt it alright. No imagination needed.
No, I'll never go back to a dentist.
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” --- Eleanor Roosevelt