I was terrifed of dentist because of them pulling a tooth when the novacaine hadn't kicked in....never went back... I'm 51 and my teeth were horrible. I never smiled or when I did I covered my mouth. Hated being in pictures. They extracted all my teeth on 1/21/15 and immediately put my new ones in. I haven't stopped smiling since. My daughter loves taking pictures of me smiling and I"m soo happy, despite the pain Im in right now. It was so worth it. The pain is minor compared to how I'm feeling about myself and my new chompers. Just wanted to let you know. Here is a picture of myself (blonde) my daughter and my husband who had his teeth done the same time as I did. I can't stop smiling.