Dental Anxiety is more common than you’d think, and in some cases, it can be so strong that it keeps people from going to the dentist for important dental work they might need. Your oral hygiene is highly important especially because it is connected to your overall health. With this in mind it’s highly important to be sure that you are maintaining your oral health. Here at Advanced Laser Gum Surgery we offer various forms of sedation dentistry to help relieve our patients of their dental anxiety. To learn more about common reasons why people have a fear of the dentist please refer to the following paragraphs below:
Fear of Pain
Fear of pain of is one of the most common reasons why most people are hesitant to go to the dentist. It should be noted that often this fear is unfounded. Meaning it is based on their preexisting notions about what a dental procedure feels like or based on what others told them about their dental experience.
In addition, often when a person hasn’t been to the dentist in a while, they feel embarrassed about the condition of their teeth and their gums. This causes them to further avoid going to the dentist because they don’t want to be scolded or reminded that they have failed to maintain their positive oral health.
Loss of Control
Loss of control worries dental patients who don’t like the idea of someone poking and prodding around in their mouth while they lay there. Going to the dentist involves a certain level of vulnerability given this it’s highly important that a patient decides to go with a dentist who makes them feel comfortable.
Let Us Help Your Dental Health
If you suffer from dental anxiety but would like to have dental work done whether it be a routine cleaning, or a more in-depth procedure contact our office to set up an appointment with our doctor.