Share of Cost, Is Dental Anxiety Stopping You From Seeing a Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 9th 2014 9:54 AM

Know that you are not alone if you have dental anxiety.  Many people worry about going to the dentist. Some people get very nervous and sick to their stomach at the thought of having to go to the dentist.

For people that have dental anxiety this can stop them from going to the dentist. However, this can lead to serious dental issues, including infected gums and teeth, dental decay, difficulty chewing, and lack of self confidence due to bad teeth.     Here are some tips that may help you with your dental anxiety.

Make sure to talk to your dentist about your fears. Try to explain why you are nervous. This way your dentist can do everything possible to put you at ease.  Have your dentist explain what he/she is going to do. If you understand what is going on it may make your feel less nervous about it.

Timing is important: Try to make your dental appointments when you do not feel rushed or under added pressures.  Such as an early morning  or on a weekend. You also want to have them book your appointment when the dental office is not at it’s peek hours.  This way the dentist is able to spend additional time with you when needed.

Sometime the dental anxiety is based from the noise of the drill, if that is part of the factor bring headphones to listen to your favorite tunes.  Work out with the dentist hand signals to communicate pain, discomfort, or that you need a break.


Also if you feel your dentist is not working with you and your dental fears. Then do not be afraid to switch dentists.  A dentist should always listen and make and effort to help you feel at ease.

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