If you have had a bad experience at the dentist in previous years, being afraid that your next visit will cause discomfort or bring up bad memories is quite common. Perhaps you have never been afraid of the dentist but if a new treatment is the plan this can also cause mild anxiety. There are hundreds of reasons that patients fear visits to the dentist but there are also many ways to counteract the feeling of dread.
Many people fear visits to the dentist but if visits of this nature cause you anxiety, here are four tips to help you overcome your fear.
Talk to your Dentist
If you are scared of booking a dental appointment, speak to your dentist about it. If your dentist is aware of the problem, they will walk you through the treatment and put you at ease.
Take a Friend
If you feel nervous about your appointment, having a friend with you can act as moral support and make you feel safer.
Do Your Research
Most people are scared of the unknown. Finding out as much as you can about dental hygiene and potential procedures can help you prepare for your visit.
Don’t Put It Off
Don’t let your fear of the dentist stand in the way of booking an appointment. The likelihood is that if there is a problem it will worsen over time resulting in more time in the dentist chair.
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