Fear of the Dentist
It’s that time of year again when we all embrace the weird and wonderful world of ghost stories, fancy dress and ghoulish goings on. With Halloween just around the corner, you may be thinking about what gives you the creeps. If you’re scared of going to the dentist, we’re here to persuade you that there’s nothing to fear this October.
Why are so many people afraid of the dentist?
Dental fear is one of the most common phobias. There are lots of reasons why people may be anxious about paying the dentist a visit. Some people are worried about experiencing pain, while others have a fear of needles, the drill or even the unknown. Many people who are anxious about having dental treatment have had bad experiences in the past and some are embarrassed about the state of their teeth as a result of not going to the dentist for a long time.
At The Frederick Dental Clinic, we are here to allay your fears and hopefully, convince you that sitting in the dental chair doesn’t have to be a terrifying proposition. We have a very friendly and caring dental team and we use the latest technology to minimise pain and get amazing results quickly.
What to do if you’re a nervous patient
The problem with many nervous patients is that they put off going to the dentist and the longer they leave it, the more anxious they become about making an appointment. If you are worried, we promise that we can help. Our dentists have experience in caring for nervous patients and we will do everything in our power to help you feel relaxed and calm. We are happy to have a chat with you beforehand, show you around and let you meet the team and we’ll be able to answer any questions you have. We can also discuss options like having treatment under sedation.
Fear is Normal
A lot of people have a fear of going to the dentist. This is perfectly normal! However, some people let their fear get the best of them and they avoid going to the dentist altogether. This can cause serious oral health problems down the road. In this blog series, we’ll explore some of the common reasons why people are afraid of the dentist and what you can do to overcome your fear.
One of the most common reasons why people are afraid of the dentist is because they’re worried about pain. It’s true that some dental procedures can be uncomfortable. However, there are ways to minimize pain and discomfort. For example, our office offers oral sedation for patients who are particularly anxious about their procedure. We also make sure to only use experienced dentists who know how to minimize pain and discomfort. Finally, we have a calm and relaxing environment so you can feel at ease during your appointment.
If you’re one of the many people who are afraid of the dentist, we hope this blog series has been helpful in addressing some of your concerns. Remember, there’s no need to be afraid! Our experienced team is here to provide you with quality care in a calm and relaxing environment. So what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment today!