Curmudgeon's Corner

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Have You Ever Dreaded Seeing a Dentist?

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Healthcare

I have had a history of not liking to see my dentist; if you are anything like me, you know how dreaded one of those visits can be.  By postponing necessary visits, I just made the later visit the more harrowing and the more expensive because the issues had grown while I delayed.  My issues stemmed from a few less than good experiences as a kid when those old belt-driven drills spun at about 400RPM and when the pain deadening shot was almost as bad as the drilling.

Those days are a thing of the past for me, and I wanted to share that with you in case you still have those same feelings.  I had begun going to the Village Dental Group on Appleton Avenue in Menomonee Falls several years ago and saw Dr. Shane.  He was great but unfortunately, from my perspective, decided to retire.  I hoped to find someone as good as he had been…and I have succeeded.

My last two visits have been to see Dr. Edwards at the same clinic and he is every bit the gentle dentist that Dr. Shane had proved to be.  Since Dr. Shane has retired, I might say that Dr. Edwards delivers a better injection and has about the softest touch I have ever experienced.  My file is marked with the notation that I can be a difficult patient given my dislike for that experience, but they can safely remove that notation from my file.  I am now a regular visitor for cleanings and don’t hesitate to have things done to repair or preclude dental issues.

Dr. Edwards has been practicing there for about four years, I believe, and is accepting new patients.  If you are in the market and have no regular dentist with whom you work, I’d highly recommend that you follow me to the Village Dental Group.

Even though it might sound like it, this is not a paid advertisement.  I just know how I used to anguish, and if that sounds like you, I’d love to see you as happy in a dentist’s chair as am I these days.

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