If you’re on our dental implants website, there’s a good chance you’ve suffered from dental anxiety at some point in your life. Even if you haven’t, you probably know someone who does.
It’s not uncommon for people with dental anxiety to skip out on their dental appointments. We’re not trying to reprimand you here, but this usually makes a bad situation worse. Oftentimes, patients with dental anxiety will avoid having their cavities filled.
This fear of the dentist leads patients to avoid the drill at all costs and put off their dental work. Putting off a cavity causes it to gets larger, until it reaches the pulp of the tooth, and then patients need a root canal. If they’re not in excruciating pain at that point, sometimes patients with dental phobia will even avoid the dentist for a root canal, leading to painful abscesses or tooth loss.
Everybody has fears and phobias for one reason or another. Knowing your fears is the first key in understanding how to cope with them. You might dislike the dentist, but not understand why. There are quite a few symptoms that you have dental anxiety.
If you experience any of these symptoms surrounding the dentist, we recommend seeking help. Even talking to your dentist about your worries might be enough to help you feel at ease. Chances are that your dentist will change the way he or she treats you, helping you feel more comfortable at your appointments.
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6G 1L6
Monday: 10AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 10AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – 3PM