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Dental Fear, Dental Anxiety

Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

Patients have different fears depending upon what caused them in the first place. Often times, fears come from things  reminiscent of a dental experience.

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Dental Fear, Dental Anxiety

If you avoid changing the appearance of your smile because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures, Titensor Dental can suppress or eliminate your feelings with the use of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can reduce your dental fear or phobia and make you feel comfortable during the treatment process and help you achieve a confident, winning smile.

Classifications of Dental Fear

In order to understand better the levels of dental fear, psychologists developed the following distinctions between dental anxiety, dental fear, and dental phobia.

  • Dental anxiety – a response to a danger you have not yet experienced. You are not alone in this classification. Many people experience some degree of dental anxiety, more than ever if they know they are about to undergo a procedure not in their dental records – a new dental experience, a fear of the unknown.
  • Dental fear – a response to a danger you have experienced. Dental fear stems from knowing what lies ahead. You have received similar dental work in the past and you know what to expect, and because you know what the procedure entails, you are fearful of going through the same experience.
  • Dental phobia – a response similar to dental fear, however, the reaction is more intense and debilitating. No way are you stepping foot back into that or any dentists' office again. Your dental phobia is so strong that you avoid dental checkups, dental cleanings, and all things dental!

 

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How to Overcome Dental Fear

Titensor Dental will evaluate your specific concerns and recommend the appropriate sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry addresses some of the fears that can keep you from coming to our office on a regular basis. As a person that elects to use sedation dentistry, you are more likely to receive your recommended routine care at our office. With means to lessen your dental phobia, you are less likely to neglect your oral health or allow oral health problems to build to the point when perhaps initial, preventative dental care would have thwarted future extreme dental treatments.

Dental Phobia and Your Daily Life

Dental phobia can unseeingly affect your life. Not only does your dental health suffer, but also your dental phobia may lead to anxiety and depression. You may avoid meeting people, even close friends, because the appearance of your teeth causes you embarrassment. You may avoid job opportunities where smiling is in the job description. You may experience low self-esteem because you are upset with yourself because you cannot master a task as "simple" as going to a dentist, and you may develop feelings of guilt because you have not maintained proper dental care.

Can I Overcome My Dental Fear?

Yes! Titensor Dental offers sedation dentistry! Your exceptional dental experience can be anxiety-free and pain-free. Our personable, kind, and compassionate Titensor Dental staff's greatest concern is your comfort and well-being. We want you to be comfortable from the minute you anxiously walk into our office to the minute you smiling walk out our door.

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