Tooth Achy

Dear Queenie,

  I need to have my teeth checked, but I’m afraid of going to a dentist.

  Queenie, is there such a person as a dentist who really cares about how you feel?—Tooth Achy

Dear Tooth Achy,

  Any dentist who hopes to be successful cares about how his (or her) patients feel. And these days there are many forms of painkiller that can make the procedure pretty much painless. When you make the appointment tell the person what you need, and if they cannot help you, ask to be referred to a dentist who can.