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					Believe it or not, millions of Americans have a fear of visiting the dentist called dental
phobia. Most people discover that they are not alone in this fear, and they are
surprised to find out that this anxiety is normal.

  The fear of the dentist is very serious, but it is actually has no basis. Most adults
have an awareness that this is an irrational fear, but it is often difficult to overcome
this fear because the thought of going to the dentist can cause an anxiety or panic
attack. Studies have shown that up to 25% of the population has problems with this
dental fear. Of course, there is some controversy as to whether or not this fear is
irrational because dental phobia is often because of a bad experience with the dentist
as a child. Not all dental phobias are completely pointless, and this phobia can be
defined as an extreme fear that results in a patient avoiding the dentist altogether. Of
course, this presents an issue because the health of the teeth and gums cannot be
assessed by a professional, so if you are someone who avoids the dentist you could be
at risk for gum disease.

It is common for those who are afraid of the dentist to miss their appointment
altogether, and they will come up with any excuse possible, including illness. This
poses the problem that without seeing the dentist, issues in the teeth will only get
worse. A phobia related to the dentist can often start with childhood, and it may be the
result of having a bad dental treatment as a child.

 If you hope to minimize this fear of the dentist, it is vital to see a dentist that can deal
professionally with your anxiety. These dentists will offer treatment that has a
psychological benefit, and they may use visualization and relaxation to help put the
patient at ease. Many dentists will also help to reduce this fear through the use of
sedation. This is helpful for people who cannot get rid of their phobia, and all you
have can go to sleep within the entire treatment. When you wake up, the dental
procedure will be over, and the patient can go home without any panic.

 The first step in this process is talking to your dentist about the phobia to see if he
can fix the issue. A phobia of the dentist is nothing to be afraid of whatsoever, and it
may be worth your time to find a dentist who can understand your fears. As was
mentioned earlier, it is quite common for patients to have a phobia of the dentist, and
many patients are happy to find that they can work with a dentist that understands
how they feel so that they dramatically reduce their phobia that often results in panic
attacks.


For additional information or to make an appointment simply click here: Huntersville
Dentist

If you are in the market for a great dentist in Huntersville we are happy to meet your
needs.

				
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