My first couple of visits with Dr. V weren't all that enjoyable since I needed fillings and major deep cleaning. Dr. V really had to dig in there. I have a low threshold for pain, and I hate needles. I had to get my gums numbed prior to the fillings, which meant I was freaking out *big time* and practically clawing my way out of her chair. Dr. V and her assistant took care to calm me and dealt with me well. I never thought I'd ever fear the dental chair, but I guess my time came.