No one likes the dentist as it’s hardly the most exciting or relaxing experience in anyones life. For some the problem goes beyond this. Psychologists have studied many ways in which we as humans deal with fear and phobias. One of these is to avoid the ‘trigger’ that makes us fearful in the first place. It would seem to make sense – avoid what you are scared of and it will all be fine. The trouble with this is that rather than keeping you safe, it actually reinforces the fear and so makes it worse.
In terms of the dentist, there may become a time when you have to or need to visit the dentist and you have a high level of fear. This is the worst situation of all. In this article we look at some steps and things you can do to help alleviate your fear.
If you know dental phobia is a problem for you, then follow these steps as an initial way to overcoming the problem:
To find out more on dental anxiety visit our nervous patients section.