How To Cope With A Fear Of The Dentist

The following article was written and contributed by a partner. One in six Australian adults is afraid to visit the dentist. This shows that you are not alone! However, this fear can stop you seeking out proper medical care when needed and to help prevent issues developing. While it’s great to know you’re not alone in your fears, it is important to learn how to overcome your fear and get the dental help you need. Understanding the Processes Often fear of a dentist is because a procedure needs to be completed and you’re not confident about the procedure, or you think it will be very painful. This is particularly true for root canal; it is not as painful as you think it will be. The better you understand what is going to happen the easier it will be to deal with. Finding the Right Dentist It is also important to find the right dentist, this is one that will be sympathetic to your fears and will work through each step of the process with you. This can remove your phobia … [Read more...]