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How can dental sedation help me?
Many people experience anxiety about dental treatment but, for some, it can be so debilitating that they feel unable to attend appointments and their oral health suffers as a result.
Dental phobia is a serious condition that affects a large proportion of the population and can have huge impacts on a person’s daily life. Dentists report that infection and chronic gum disease are commonplace amongst anxious patients. With modern dentistry, there are many techniques and methods to help overcome patients overcome their fears so that the dental experience can be comfortable and, believe it or not, even enjoyable.
Why are people fearful of the dentist?
There are many reasons why people are worried about visiting the dentist. It may be something as simple as the clinical smell of a dental practice, or a previous bad experience. Below are a few reasons why you may fear visiting the dentist. Remember, you are not alone: there are many millions of people that suffer from dental phobia.
Recognising and understanding your fear
The first step you can make in overcoming this fear is to recognise it and know that something can be done about it. Below are ways that the right dentist can help you to overcome your fear -
The difference between anxiety, fear and phobia
A distinction can be made between these feelings of worry:
Whilst there are no reliable statistics (after all, few dental phobics will freely admit to never visiting a dentist), the most conservative estimates believe that 5% of people in Western countries avoid dentists altogether due to fear; and many more are anxious about dentistry.
A trained ‘sedation dentist’ understands. Nowadays, dentistry can be pain-free and there are many personable, kind and compassionate dental professionals around. Most people who have suffered with dental fears believe that having found the right dentist for them has made all the difference (read blog). This is especially true when fears were caused by previous bad experiences. Online dental anxiety support groups have proven to be very helpful for people to talk about their worries and realise they are not alone with their fears.
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