Do you suffer from dental anxiety? You are not alone. Some studies report that dental anxiety to varying degrees exist in 58% of the population. Severe dental anxiety is classified as dental phobia. Suffering from dental anxiety or dental phobia can result in people delaying treatments that would otherwise be minor turning them into more extensive treatments and problems. Worsening dental problems only feeds the underlying problem of dental anxiety.
There are ways to lessen and even overcome dental anxiety. These include:
- deep breathing techniques
- distractions such as listening to music or using screens
- progressive muscle relation
- and even seeing a psychologist can be helpful
Seeing a dentist that specializes in sedation dentistry is a critical component to dealing with dental anxiety and dental phobia. Sedation dentists offer a variety of solutions including anxiety-relieving medications, conscious sedation and other solutions.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia call on us, we are a sedation dentistry practice.