Dental Anxiety and Fear
Understanding Dental Anxiety and Fear and How to Overcome It
At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, we believe that everyone deserves access to top-notch dental care, regardless of their anxiety levels. We understand that dental phobia can be a real barrier to getting the treatment you need, and we’re here to help you overcome it. Our mission is to create an atmosphere of calm and comfort in our office, so you can feel relaxed and confident during your visits with us.
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Understanding Dental Anxiety and Fear
The fear of dental appointments is a common cause of anxiety among many people. Many individuals visualize a dentist as a drill-wielding person in a white coat, waiting to cause pain and remove teeth. However, the reality is far different. A good dental practice prioritizes the comfort, relaxation, and happiness of the patient.
There are several common dental fears that can prevent individuals from seeking dental care, including fear of embarrassment about the condition of their teeth, fear of gagging, fear of injections, fear of loss of control, fear of not becoming numb when injected with Novocain, fear of pain, fear of the dentist as a person, and fear of the handpiece (or the drill).
How to Overcome Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety and fear can be overwhelming, and it is estimated that as many as 36 million people do not visit the dentist because of their fears. However, receiving regular dental check-ups and cleanings is crucial for maintaining excellent oral hygiene and reducing the need for more complex treatments.
Here are some tips that can help reduce dental fear and anxiety:
Talk to Us
Bring a Portable Music Player
Agree on a Signal
Spray the Throat
Take a Mirror
Ask About Alternatives
Let Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety and Fear
Are you one of the millions of people who feel anxious about visiting the dentist? Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics understands that dental anxiety and fear can be overwhelming. That’s why our practice prioritizes your comfort, relaxation, and happiness. Our team is dedicated to helping you overcome your dental anxiety and fear, and we offer a variety of techniques and treatments to make your experience as painless and stress-free as possible.
Contact us today and learn how we can help you.