Despite the modern advances in dentistry and dental care techniques, fear of the dentist is still a very common problem.
Some people’s fear stems from a previous bad experience in a dental or medical setting, some have inherited it from their parents’ dental fear, or from traumatic life experiences, and others do not actually know why they are worried about the dentist. They just are.
If you suffer from fear of the dentist, you are certainly not alone. Patients who seek our care have often avoided the dentist for years or decades to due fear alone.
Every day we see patients who come meet us with trepidation and anxiety, some feeling even ashamed of their nervousness or of their dental health, not realising how common a problem it actually is.
Let us first assure you: We are not hear to downplay your fears and how they feel. Some patients are apologetic for their severe fear, but let us assure you that you do not need to be sorry.