Fear of the Dentist

I Fear the Dentist

Fearing a visit to the dentist has different meanings for different people. For several people, it is the thought that the dental treatment could cause pain. For others, the smells or sounds in the clinic remind them of some negative experiences from their childhood. Dentists report that they come across some patients who have extreme dental phobia. For this reason, they have avoided visiting a dentist for consultation for years! In fact it is not uncommon to hear from people in their 20s, 30s or even older that they haven’t seen a dentist since they were kids.

New age Dentistry

The good news is that a large section of the dental community empathizes with the patient’s fears today. They use a combination of kind and gentle attitudes to make the dental visit and treatment for the patient as stress-free as possible. So, if you have been avoiding a dental visit for several years now; it is time to forget your anxiety. You can be assured of a much more comfortable and pleasant experience at the dental clinic in this day and age.

According to dental experts, patients visiting clinics today will not see a serious and scary clinic setting; rather they would be greeted with beautiful flowers in the reception area, wall art and a friendly and interactive staff. This could also help ease the dental fear of the patients to a great extent.

On the whole, it is a much gentler process. Obviously the typical sounds and smells are part of the dental treatments but they are not as noticeable as they were years back. The dentists, especially when dealing with sensitive patients, ensure that the instruments are kept out of sight and some soothing background music is playing. In modern dentistry, common instruments, such as drills, are also less noisy and hardly cause any uneasiness in the patients.

Tips for dealing with dental fear

  • Look for an understanding dentist by asking family friends. You could specifically search for a dental expert who claims to deal with anxious patients.
  • When you have found a suitable dentist, you could visit the clinic casually to get comfortable with the environment and have a small talk with your dentist.
  • Pick an early appointment time to avoid getting stressed about the visit throughout the day.
  • It is a good idea to take a friend along with you on your first visit to help you feel more confident.

Visit Smile Artistry for a dental consultation

Dentists are trained to understand the fears and anxieties that some patients might have with regards to a dental visit. With our skill and use of modern dental techniques, we can assure you of a comfortable and relaxed experience.

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