Get the Facts About Dental Phobia

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Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile full of healthy, white teeth. By brushing twice a day, flossing every day, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis, you’ll be on your way to better oral health. However, many people avoid going to the dentist because it causes them fear and anxiety. Dental phobia is real, and can have a detrimental effect on your oral health if you allow it to control you. Thanks to advances in dental technology, it is possible to get comprehensive dental treatment without the pain and fear that many people associate with going to the dentist. Read on to learn more about dental phobia.

Anxiety and fear around going to the dentist can be caused by a number of different factors. Many people avoid the dentist because they are afraid it is going to hurt. The longer they avoid the dentist, the more likely it is that there will be a problem that could result in pain. Others may feel anxiety about going to the dentist because it triggers feelings of being out of control while they’re in the dentist’s chair. Some people avoid going to the dentist because they have had negative experiences in the past involving pain and discomfort, so they expect the same thing to happen over again.

If you’re wondering if you have dental phobia, evaluate how you feel when you have an upcoming dentist’s appointment. If you have trouble sleeping the night before, you feel physically sick, or your anxiety mounts as you’re in the waiting room, you may have some level of dental phobia.

It is important to deal with your dental phobia so that you can have good oral health. Talk to your dentist about your fears, and discuss options such as sedation that can make your visits more comfortable.

The friendly dental professionals at Oak Creek Dental Care can help you deal with your dental phobia for the benefit of your oral health. Call us at (614) 882-5525 to make a dental cleaning appointment and to discuss how our Columbus dentists can help you feel more comfortable at the dentist’s office.

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