Dental anxiety is fairly common. It may range from being somewhat nervous about a future appointment to a dental phobia so severe that you avoid going to the dentist altogether. Although it is common, if you let dental anxiety keep you from seeing our dentists, you will be setting yourself up for dental health problems and possibly even issues with your general health.
Dental anxiety can have multiple causes. Some people have had bad dental experiences in the past that might make them hesitant to come in. Others are put off by the sounds and smells of a dental office. In some cases, people are uncomfortable lying down and having people close to them put hands and instruments in their mouths. Some people may be concerned about the potential for dental pain.
It does not matter how mild or severe your dental anxiety may be, our dentists and team can help. Here are some steps you can take:
Instead of putting off your visit because of anxiety, call our office and let us find ways to make your appointment a positive experience.