In the good old days if you were brave at the dentist you would get a sticker to prove it. You would parade you sticker for a few days to display your bravery. Yesterday, at the suggestion of the dentist, I braved a filling in one of my molars without an injection. Some pain but no numbness in the mouth afterwards and no sticker. Is this another example of NHS cut backs you might ask. No it was a Private Dentist!