I met a masochist once whose ass was made of concrete or something, because he could take a phenomenal amount of pain. And yet he shivered like a puppy by the thought of going to the dentist. Way too painful, he said. I’ve overcome my dental fear many years ago, but I can’t watch tooth torture scenes though. That’s just a bridge too far. I know it’s just a movie, that it’s not real, but the fillings in my mouth twist and turn in agony. Even some of the pics in the gallery below give me the creeps. So preparing this post was a bit of an ordeal, to be honest. A ruthless interrogation is one of my most thrilling fantasies, but I would literally confess to anything as soon as I heard the sound of a dentist drill. Picture the scene: strapped all over, wearing a ratchet mouth gag, and a merciless Nurse looking down on you with all these horrifying dental tools in Her hand. If you can’t bite, don’t show your teeth, they say. I couldn’t agree more.