- Mar 7, 2018
I genuinely don't care about looking stupid with my toy! I have a stuffed tiger, who is the tiger from the Judith Kerr book "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and he has been to all of my "difficult" appointments with me. For things like fillings, getting the crowns fitted etc I don't bother, but I'm not especially anxious about those. When I first brought the tiger I just said to the dentist something along the lines of "I know you must think I'm daft, but I brought a little friend with me". If she did think I was daft, she didn't let on, and the endodontist I saw for the root canals actually told me that it was one of his daughter's favourite books. I honestly think they see all sorts, and anything that makes the patient's experience easier must make it easier for them to do a good job.