Why are some people scared of the dentist?
It is estimated that about 75% of Americans have some degree of dental anxiety. About 5-10% of people experience severe dental phobia and they avoid going to the dentist at any cost. Dental fear may arise from bad past experiences; hearing negative things from others about their dental treatment; negative portrayal of dentistry in mass media; feeling of lack of control, etc. People who experience extreme dental fear can get trapped in a cycle of neglect and avoid taking care of their dental problems. This makes things worse and increase their fear.
How to reduce dental anxiety?
Modern dental practice offers several methods to overcome dental fear. Firstly, find a dental practice where you feel comfortable. Always inform the dental staff about your anxiety so they can help you better. One good experience can change your view of whole world of dentistry.
How can sedation dentistry help you?
For people who feel anxious during dental treatment, sedation dentistry is an excellent choice. Different sedation techniques can be used for your treatment. This depends on the treatment needs and extent of dental anxiety.
There is no need to avoid your dental care for the fear of dentistry. At Grafton Dental Care, we offer various sedation options, from Oral sedation to General anesthesia.
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