A man went to the dentist to have a tooth extracted because it had decayed and was seriously giving him a lot of pain.
The dentist sat the man down in the chair, got him reclined and then pulled out a novocaine syringe to help to numb the area around the tooth before he took it out.
“Oh no, there is no way I can do that”, the man said. “No needles please! I hate needles!”
The dentist nodded, it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, so put the syringe down again and started to hook up the nitrous oxide (laughing gas) cylinder.
Seeing the gas mask, the the man objected again, saying “I can’t do the gas thing. The thought of having the gas mask on is suffocating to me!”
The dentist thought for a minute, then asked the man if he had any objection to taking a pill.
“No”, the man said, “I am fine with pills”.
The dentist then returned with a small blue pill and said to the man, “Here is a Viagra tablet, I would like you to take this with some water”.
The man gave the dentist a puzzled look.
“Wow, I didn’t know Viagra worked as a pain killer”, he said to the dentist.
“It doesn’t”, the dentist replied, “but it will give you something to hold on to when I pull out your tooth!”
I think if it was me I would just go with the injection. How about you?
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