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Getting Over Dental Fear for Grownups

Having a phobia for something can be very inconvenient. It can stop you from doing things you’d otherwise love. Being afraid of the dentist is even more troublesome; it keeps you from getting the kind of care you need to keep your smile looking beautiful.

Fortunately, there are ways to combat dental fear. If kids can be conditioned to get over their fear, so can you. Here are a few ways to reduce your dental phobia for a stress-free visit:

Know your fear.

Ask yourself why you’re so afraid of the dentist. Did you have a bad experience as a kid? Was your previous dentist rude or frightening? Are you afraid of finding out you have something serious? Finding out the root of the problem may help you get an actual solution.

Do your research beforehand.

You’re probably afraid of the dentist because you don’t know what’s going to happen. Learning about your procedure will limit any surprises in the examination room. Ask those who’ve undergone the same treatment about how it felt. A candid, first-hand experience will give you an accurate description.

Be open with your dentist.

We’ve treated patients with all kinds of dental concerns and we assure you, whatever your concerns are, we’ve seen it and fixed it before. Disclosing your feelings and your complete dental situation will eliminate any feeling of embarrassment that leads to dreading a visit to the dentist.

If all else fails, you can always request for sedation dentistry. We have numerous tried and tested techniques to help you get through our treatment with the least amount of anxiety. We may suggest the best type of sedation and prescribe the dosage to give you the right kind of dental care and comfort.

Set an appointment with us by calling 831 440 7577 or leave us a message through this website.