That's not my issue, though. The thing is, I'm phobia-level terrified of needles. I've had to have people pin me down so I could get vaccinated. And even though I had taken three times my usual dose of Ativan to calm myself down for this, I still wasn't happy about getting a needle shoved into my mouth.
When I asked the dentist not to warn me when the needle was coming--if I know when, it gives me time to tense up and/or pull away--, he responded with, Just put your damned big girl panties on.
Bonus shittiness comes from the fact that I'm FtM and just don't pass worth shit. Misogyny + misgendering = fuck you, pal.
I'm kinda thankful I have to find a different dentist to do my work now.