Dental Anxiety and Fear
The overwhelming fear of dental appointments can be a common cause of anxiety. Many people visualize a drill-wielding man in a white coat just waiting to cause pain and remove teeth. The reality, however, is very different. The comfort, relaxation, and happiness of the patient are the primary focus of any good dental practice. The staff at our practice will do everything they can to reduce anxiety, allay fears, and provide painless, quick treatments.
Here is a list of some of the most common dental fears:
How can one overcome dental anxiety?
Dental anxiety and fear can become completely overwhelming. It is estimated that as many as 35 million people do not visit the dental office at all because they are too afraid. Receiving regular dental check-ups and cleanings is incredibly important. Having regular routine check-ups is the easiest way to maintain excellent oral hygiene and reduce the need for more complex treatments.
Here are some tips to help reduce dental fear and anxiety:
Talk to us
Bring a portable music player
Agree on a signal
Spray the throat
If you have questions or concerns about how we can help you overcome anxiety and fear, please contact our office.