One of my teeth had to be extracted due to an abscess and Dr. Thurman had to work on it a bit to get it out. I put up quite a rant since I have had two frightening experiences with extractions when I was a child. The two dentists that I had back then were both good, but I was just terrified by whatever gas I was given by one, and being shown my tooth by the other!
Michael finally sat me down and gave me a nice comforting blanket (he should have brought a straight jacket) and a little cloth bee for me to squeeze.
Dr. Thurman walked me through each step and even talked to me about sewing and stories about his grandmother and family. Those acts of kindness mean a lot to a patient.
When I got home I took my antibiotics and I actually didn't have much pain. The entire procedure was not that bad and I can return without too much fear.
Oh--and Victoria was there to ensure me that everything would work out fine after she cleaned my teeth!