Sedation dentistry can help you with the following scenario
Walking along , you pass a sign for a dental office. Immediately, your heart starts racing, you can feel the heat rising to your face. You become shaky and nauseous. Argggh, not yet another reminder of the dreaded D-word! Is that you? You may be one of the many people who suffer with dental phobia!
So what is dental phobia ?
A “phobia” is defined as “an irrational severe fear that leads to avoidance of the feared situation, object or activity”. Exposure to the scary issue provokes an immediate anxiety response. This may take the form of a panic attack. The fear causes a lot of distress. It also impacts on other aspects of a person’s life, not just their oral health.
Dental phobics will spend an awful lot of time thinking about their teeth or dentists or dental situations. They may expend a lot of energy trying NOT to think of teeth, dentists or dental situations. Which is pretty hard in today’s society.
Whether the fear is reasonable, unreasonable, or “irrational” in the hands of the wrong dentist it can truly impact and damage you for life. Which, incidentally, is one of the reasons why people end up as dental phobics in the first place.
“Easy” vs “Hard-core” Phobics?
With the help of the right dentist, some phobics find that their fears dissipate extremely quickly. However for others, the phobia remains an ongoing struggle. Interestingly, there doesn’t appear to be a correlation between success in treatment and the degree of your phobia. One way to deal with this is through sedation dentistry.
Some people may be scared, or even scared to death, but will respond well to efforts designed to put them at ease. Others find that no amount of TLC or behavioural strategies will eradicate their fears. However there are dental professionals who are trained to deal with such phobias. If you suffer from this ou may want to look into sedation dentistry.
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