Do you have fears of going to the dentist? Well just know that you’re not alone. For many people, thinking about going to the dentist can be an anxiety provoking concept, even if they have only had good experiences. However, regular dental checkups are essential to optimise your oral health and prevent tooth decay.
There are many reasons behind a person’s fear of the dentist. The most common causes include:
Fear of pain
Fear of injections
Embarrassment of bad teeth
The most important part of easing your dental anxiety is speaking with your dentist. Once your dentist is made aware of what your fears are, he or she can work better with you to determine ways to help you feel more comfortable during your appointments. Speak up and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Sometimes knowing more about the treatments being done can help ease your stress.
So if you feel stressed about an upcoming dental appointment, don’t forget to speak up! There are many ways our dentists can help to make the experience easier and more comfortable for you.