I don't know anyone that likes going to the dentist—few things are more uncomfortable than having someone else's hands in your mouth. But outside of that, not only can the pain of certain procedures be unnerving, the drugs used to numb those pains can be just as uncomfortable. Not being able to feel your mouth for hours on end is a disconcerting feeling. But all that could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to virtual reality.
Because pain has a lot to do with psychology, virtual reality is used to distract the patient while a dental procedure is in session. Although pain killers are still the best option for pain relief, it's nice to know there are healthier—and much cooler—alternatives.
Sadly, though, this tech may be the death nail for some my favorite YouTube videos.
Remember kids, say no to drugs! Or at the very least, have a mango beforehand.