What is Dental Phobia?

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A “phobia” is traditionally defined as “an irrational severe fear that leads to avoidance of the feared situation, object or activity” (however, the Greek word “phobia” simply means fear). Exposure to the feared stimulus provokes an immediate anxiety response, which may take the form of a panic attack. Let’s check the article of Colgate.

What is dental anxiety and phobia?

Some people don’t look forward to dental appointments any more than they look forward to visits to a physician. Most dental procedures aren’t painful. However, just being examined can make people feel stressed.

Most people can live with having some anxiety about going to the dentist. For those with dental phobia, however, the thought of a dental visit is terrifying. They may be so frightened, in fact, that they’ll do just about anything to avoid a dental appointment. Read here the full article http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/dental-visits/article/what-is-dental-anxiety-and-phobia

The phobia causes a lot of distress, and impacts on other aspects of the individual’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, or else spend a lot of time trying not to think of teeth or dentists or dental situations. Let’s check the next article how we can face this problem by wikiHow.

How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

Be aware that your fear of the dentist is normal. There is no reason to be embarrassed by your fear of the dentist. Many people around the world share this phobia. It shouldn’t keep you from getting proper dental care, which can have serious effects on your health and ability to socialise. Most guidelines suggest visiting your dentist twice a year to maintain oral health. Not going to the dentist regularly can lead to cavities, abscesses, broken or missing teeth, and bad breath. Some of these conditions could harm your social life. Read here the full article http://www.wikihow.com/Overcome-Your-Fear-of-the-Dentist

 

It takes a lot of courage to take that first step and look up information about your biggest fear – but it will be worth it if the end result could be a life free from dental phobia! Contact us for more information just click the link.

 

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