Dental anxiety is a fear that holds patients back from getting the dental work they need. You may avoid the dentist altogether because of anxiety, or you may show up only to avoid pain and discomfort. Either way, patients with dental anxiety tend to visit the dentist less often, causing their oral health to suffer.
Most patients experience some measure of anxiety when going to the dentist. However, in some cases, this anxiety can become so severe that patients avoid going to the dentist altogether, even when they know some dental treatment is needed.
Dental anxiety can have many causes. In some cases, patients may just need a better understanding of the procedures they’ll be undergoing. However, dental anxiety can also be caused by fear of pain, fear of needles, fear of the sound of the dental drill, or some past experiences.
Many adults experience at least some level of anxiety about going to the dentist. This anxiety can keep them from seeking treatment or completing treatment. It can also lead to avoiding the dentist altogether.
This anxiety is not unusual - a lot of people experience it. In fact, a recent study found that 34% of adults experience dental anxiety.
Before any procedure, it is a good idea to talk with your dentist about anxiety. He or she may be able to recommend some relaxation techniques or sedation dentistry that can make your procedure more comfortable.
Here are a few tips you can follow to quell dental anxiety:
At Vida Dentistry, we offer all dental sedation options to help you overcome dental anxiety and have a relaxed experience. To learn more, call (949) 209-8889, visit us at 25270 Marguerite Pkwy Suite C, Mission Viejo, CA 92692, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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