Dentistry has come a long way. Modern science and computer technology has eliminated much of the pain in dentistry.
There is no reason to experience pain when coming to a dentist in this day and age.
The greatest advance is in "no shot - no drill" cavity treatment. Air abrasion is the unique, gentle alternative to the drill. Micro abrasive particles, virtually invisible to the naked eye, propelled by gentle air stream quickly and gently remove decay. State-of-the-art computer technology delivers on the abrasive stream of particles through a lightweight hand piece. The hand piece never contacts the tooth. New decay can be removed at the early stages without removing any healthy tooth surface. Only the decayed area is removed. The type of fillings used is a bonded material the same color as your teeth.