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Dentist Fear: How to Overcome It

How to Overcome Dentist Fear

A man a the dentist
Photo by Anna Shvets

We understand that going to the dentist is something that many people dread. While most of us appreciate the end result of dental care, few of us love the procedure itself or the potential for physical or psychological discomfort.

You might be putting off dental care if you have dental anxiety or fear. You may be so afraid of the dentist that you avoid going even though you're in agony and have cracked, discoloured, or missing teeth, as well as a possible infection.


While you may be ready to put up with some discomfort because it is small in comparison to other health issues, keep in mind that your oral health might have an impact on your entire health. Oral diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontal disease, spread bacteria throughout your body. Oral infections have been linked to cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, and poor management of other systemic disorders, including diabetes.

Fortunately, there are certain things we can do to make you feel less anxious, so you don't have to jeopardize your dental health.

  

Dental Phobia: How to Overcome It

If you want to avoid going to the dentist, consider the following suggestions:

Make your dentist aware of your fears. We value your sentiments and will work with you to conquer your fears, but we can't help until we know about them. As soon as you make an appointment, notify your dentist's office.

Consult your dentist.
We'd want to hear about your anxieties. Let us know why you're worried and what, if anything, makes you afraid. There's no need to be self-conscious. We deal with this on a regular basis, and we will listen to you without passing judgment. Also, inquire about what will be done to make you more comfortable during your therapy. Your dentist can use a variety of techniques at his/her office, from listening to your favorite Pandora station on Bose noise-cancelling headphones to calming DVDs with soothing music to sedatives You can use a variety of techniques at the HIS/HR office, from listening to your favorite Pandora station on Bose noise-cancelling headphones to calming DVDs with soothing music to sedative pre-medication.

You can use a variety of techniques at the HIS/HR office, from listening to your favorite Pandora station on Bose noise-cancelling headphones to calming DVDs with soothing music to sedative pre-medication.

Take your time with your exam and cleaning. Talk about your fears and past experiences. You can also be shown the tools that are used and given an explanation of what they do and how they work if that's something you'd enjoy. When you're ready, your dentist may walk you through the procedures before moving on to the next phase.


Formulate a plan. Create a strategy with your dentist that works for you. For example, you might want her/him to ask when you're ready to move forward or to thoroughly explain each action before you take it. A plan for pre-medication with sedatives if you require it

It's critical to take care of your teeth and gums. 
With patience, understanding, and acceptance, you and your dentist can work together to get over your fear and keep your teeth healthy.

What you need to know
Photo by Cedric Fauntleroy: https://www.pexels.com/photo/a-dentist-checking-the-woman-s-teeth-4270362/

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