Do you, or, do you know somebody that gets stressed just from thinking about the dentist? Are you embarrassed about the way you think your teeth look and don’t want another lecture from your dentist.
Did you just have a bad experience with a dentist and all you can do is associate the dentist with pain and discomfort. If so, chances are you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia! What you need to know is that the anxiety is a learned behavior and you can re-learn to manage your dental phobia.
So, you have your next dentist appointment and it’s scarring the heck out of you. You don’t think the Dentist and the rest of us Human Beings have anything in common. Well, you are a victim of Dental Anxiety (Dental Phobia).
Dental Anxiety is the fear of receiving dental care or the fear of the dentist himself. Just the thought of visiting a dentist might be enough to instill a deep sense of fear in the affected person.
A large percentage of people, 75% of people feel some degree of dental anxiety while visiting the dentist. 20% of these people will only visit the dentist if they are in extreme pain and have a dental emergency. 5% of the people are so gripped by dental phobia that they will avoid dental care at all costs.
So what do you do about your anxiety about seeing the dentist? Sedation dentistry is a good answer. Though you are conscious during treatment, you will not feel any pain. You can feel confident that you are in good hands.
Please contact us if you have any more questions about how to deal with the anxiety of visiting the dentist or if you have any more questions about sedation dentistry. A friendly member of our staff will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.