Does the thought of your next dental visit make you break out in a cold sweat? You’re not alone.
Learn all about sedation dentistry Warwick Lodge Dental and Implant Centre and how it can change your smile and life!
So what if you’re afraid of the dentist?! Can’t you just brush your teeth every day and be fine? First off, let’s address the elephant in the room. There is no shame in being afraid of the dentist. In fact, it is estimated that 3 out of 4 people are afraid of the dentist. Really, people who enjoy going to the dentist are a rare commodity in today’s society! On the other hand, about 15% of those who are afraid of the dentist, report feeling what is described as a dental phobia, and extreme fear of visiting the dentist. This very real emotion becomes so intense that they simply choose to avoid dentists altogether.
As you can imagine if someone purposely avoids dental exams, something eventually could catch them by surprise and force them into serious and rigorous treatment being needed.
Thus, avoiding the dentist thinking that your oral health will be in top shape all the time is not such a wise course.
Neglecting your oral health will most likely lead to damage that will cause more embarrassment and even life-threatening health problems down the line!
What causes such fear of dentists?
A fear of dentistry could spring form many things, mostly bad experiences in the past. Other factors that might contribute to excessive anxiety while at the dentist are:
- Overly-sensitive teeth
- Shame or embarrassment due to past criticism
- Hypersensitive gag-reflexes
- Being a nervous patient in general
- A phobia of needles, drilling sounds, or associated smells
- Worries of pain
- Negative experiences in the past
- The sense of not being in control
If you can identify with any of the above conditions, what tools do you have available to overcome your anxiety and get the gentle care you need?
Warwick Lodge Dental and Implant Centre can help you.
You are not alone in how you feel. Nor are you left without options to overcome your fear. Dr. Gaurav Mehta and his team welcome new patients to experience either the normal calming care we give to our patients with our special interest in nervous patients or sedation dentistry so you can get the treatment you need, one that is calming and specific to your needs.
If you have been avoiding your needed dental checkups, speak to us today. We will never judge, only help you to keep your smile safe, bright, and healthy.
We will strive to remove your fear and give you a better experience which is what our team pride ourselves on.