I had a root canal done that required they take all the stuff out about halfway through and give me shots directly into the tooth.
As much as I hate going to dentists it still wasn't that bad. In fact I left eh dentist and hit the road on my usual trip and was in motels for the next 3 nights.
So tho we've all had problems, they aren't really that bad.
Wait till they pull all your upper teeth at one time, slap a new plate in your mouth they have to pry your mouth open with a massive pry tool from the carpentar's toolbox.(I'm exaggerating here but it seems like it at first) and tell you to go on your merry way.
2 days later I was in Moscow, Id. on a couple of sales calls. Had brought my Mother along so she could get out and we had some time together. I was early so we stopped and had breakfast and I had bacon and eggs and got along fine.