Many people have a fear and anxiety at the thought of a visit to the dentist. This can range from butterflies in your stomach at the thought sitting in the chair and being asked to ‘open wide’ to a strong sense of anxiety and panic at the thought of an appointment; this can lead to severe anxiety, a phobia and at worst an avoidance of regular dentist appointments.
Why do I have a fear of the dentist?
A fear of visiting the dentist can happen for many different reasons. Here are some examples but your reason may be different and this list is not exhaustive.
Whatever the cause of your dental anxiety it needs to be tackled so that your oral health does not suffer. There is strong evidence to support the fact that good oral health is linked to your overall health.
Here are some steps that you can take to alleviate your fear of going to the dentist.
For extremely nervous patients we are able to offer sedation dentistry where you are awake but in a relaxed and drowsy state so that you are unaware of the treatment being done.
Our friendly team is always happy to discuss any of your concerns and all your treatment options with you. Contact Smile Concepts reception team on 0121 705 2705 to make your next appointment.