For others, the chilling thought of a dental visit is all but impossible to cross off their “to do” list.
Fear of going to the dentist is right up there with the fear of speaking in public. Approximately 20% of adults avoid going to the dentist due to fear or anxiety – including fear of needles, anesthesia, pain, embarrassment or anxiety over infringement of their personal space.
Even though they know that their fears are irrational, some people are absolutely panic-stricken, terrified, and may even become physically ill at the thought of time in a dental chair.
Older adults may fear the dentist because of a traumatic childhood dental experience – when procedures were painful, ambience was severely lacking, and patient comfort was not a consideration.
If you happen to fall in the “chilling thought” dental visit category, here are five tips that just may help:
Call Williams Lake Smiles and let us put your dental fears to rest.
Your smile is well worth the effort!