- Mar 27, 2006
- United States
You need to schedule a dental appointment. What time of day do you prefer to visit the dentist and why?
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Ah! Another reason I like my early morning appointments. The office is usually pretty empty...just me and the staff! Occasionally one other person is there waiting with me but if I can score the first appointment and arrive early I normally have the place to myself. Trying to hide my fear from other patients and appear relaxed or at ease in the waiting room is in some ways worse than facing the dentist. I often try to study my waiting room companions for signs of nervousness to not feel so alone ...then I wonder if they think I'm nervous and I start to feel paranoid....it's just an awkward situation I'd rather avoid.I also find that, especially at my new (very large!) practice, it can get really busy from school-finish time onwards, and I prefer it to be as quiet/calm as possible...not that I'm ever at all calm, but being surrounded by multiple dental conversations, nervous faces and excitable or frightened children is not the most helpful waiting experience!
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