- Jan 1, 2005
I was wondering what is more common - to prefer to have your eyes open or closed during dental treatment? Please cast your vote !
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It would be interesting to see if there's much of a correlation? I much prefer to keep my eyes shut because I tend to get nasty flashbacks otherwise (and personally don't really like the idea of sedation). I do like to have a look beforehand, but as soon as there's anything coming near my mouth, it's eyes wide shut ... much easier to relax that way.The score is now 5 to 1 in favour of keeping your eyes shut...I respectfully suggest, keeping them shut could be making it worse for some of you and keeping you in a need for sedation loop.....?
Fair enough but even with my eyes open I rarely see anything very much...they usually approach from an angle and from below...things are not dangled in your face.....I'm good at looking at the ceiling too.....a parallel is at the hairdressers when they are cutting my fringe and ask me to close my eyes, I always want to open them before it's over....I don't have a problem trusting people I like at all but for me, I feel more in control and better able to object to something if my eyes are open.Closed very tightly shut! Just the sight of those instruments will have me up and running!
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