Cantrell, how the shots feel depends on the SKILL of the dentist. In dental school, dentists are taught
where to make the puncture based on what tooth they're working on and which PART of that tooth. As with all students, some "pick up" on this technique and some don't. I know; I've been to DOZENS of dentists over my lifetime. I tend to trust OLD dentists with the experience age brings. But...most of them are retired.
Some dentists seem to just jab away, carelessly; others are such Experts you barely know you've gotten a shot.
Best of luck to you in your quest for an old dentist
and remember: never give up seeking the Perfect one.
You can Always switch dentists AS LONG AS you do not reveal you've been to another First. I went to 4 in one year; talk about contrasts!! There ARE nice, passive,
warm , SKILLED dentists out there; they must be found.