Some people aren’t very nervous about getting dental treatment. Others are very nervous. They may find that their hearts begin to beat fast, their breathing speeds up and their palms get clammy just thinking about going to thedentist.
Dentists have been leaders in the field of anesthesia since the 1800s. In 1846, Dr. William Morton was the first doctor to extract a tooth using ether as a general anesthetic. Since then, anesthesia has come a long way.