People struggling with some kind of phobia in general, can even come up with a reason such as being afraid of not getting numb at the dentist. Then, they have already got a reason so they will not go to the dentist.
However, you need to understand that a proper dental health is crucial to overall health. If you do not take care of your teeth, you can easily develop gum disease which can in turn lead to permanent teeth loss.
Or, not going to the dentist in order to get that tiny filling, might lead later on to a severe abscess when your tooth will become practically rotten. It is time to fight off those fears, and take care of your oral health.
Here are some of the most amazing and yet very true dental fears people struggle with:
There are some patients, who have got very ugly looking teeth and they are embarrassed to go to the dentist. Rest assured that the dentist has seen much worse conditions than yours, so it is really the time to sit in the dental chair and revert to good dental health nicely.
Fear of the dental pain
Dental medical technology has skyrocketed, and now the dentist can pull out your teeth without you feeling anything. Or, dentists can perform general anesthesia in special cases in order to perform dental implant procedures. You will not feel anything, not even the initial injection because the tissue is numbed with a special gel.
Fear of the drill
As earlier said, you will not feel anything. If you are still terrified about the sounds and the simple sight of the drill, you have got many options. Ask the dentist to allow you to listen to your favorite music during the procedure, and make sure to close your eyes. No hear. No see. No feel.
Needle phobia & fainting.
There are a few people who fear so much the needle they can pass out in a few seconds. This is why you should talk to your dentist about your phobia, and he will know how to “manage” the situation. A strong numbing gel, and telling you to close your eyes will make you take that shot without problems.
The fear of panic attacks
Some people cannot stand not being in control. When you are in the dental chair, you feel there is no way to “escape” and this is when a panic attack can set in. In order to fight off this problem effectively, psychological therapy can be very useful. Therapy is also recommended in case of patients struggling with the fear of choking at the dentist.
As you can see, there is an answer for any dental phobia problem – you just need to be really determined to fight it off.