- Jul 22, 2012
My mom was never with me. My office seemed to think it was appropriate to receive dental treatment by yourself at 4 yrs old while mom was in the waiting room .
Yeah, I remember my mom being w/ me for certain appointments, but I know there were also times when she wasn't with me, either because she in w/ her own dentist (who was in the same building) or b/c she was in the waiting room.
It is hurtful to remember the way my parents didn't (and still don't) understand my fear or try to help me or comfort me at all. Even my best friend once said to me "Nobody likes going to the dentist, but it's just something you have to do". My friend is my age and she's never even had a cavity, so I guess it's easy to not be afraid when you've never even had an anesthetic injection.