I drive about 5 hours to get to Dr Teerlink and it is worth it. I had a tooth that had to be pulled and I was so scared. It had a blister on the root and pus had ozzed out. From past experience I knew that an infected area was hard to deaden and it hurts. Dr. Teerlink and his whole staff are so kind and gentle. They were able to deaden the area and did it by giving me a little novacaine, or whatever they use nowadays, then another and another shot until I was deadened. They took their time. Also, the nitrous oxide helps me calm down so much. So thankful to have found this fantastic dentist. Another plus is his sence of humor.