Dental phobia is different to dental fear, or even dental anxiety. A phobia is a state of the mind and can be treated before actually visiting a dental clinic. A good dentist will be able to relax you in order for you to work together to maximise your oral health. The dentist will be considerate of your dental phobia and will explain each step so that you know exactly what is happening. If it all gets too much for you, your dentist will understand and step back from the treatment. You will form a team relationship with your dentist and hygienist so that future visits become easier.
Dental phobia is easily treated by a professional dentist. They may even offer you hypnosis or sedation. There are some great videos available on YouTube which will relax you and help you master your fears. Have a look for Dr Mike Gow who offers hypnosis techniques to make your journey to oral health a very calming experience.
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