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Dental Phobia


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Title: Dental Phobia

  • This is much serious condition than anxiety
    because people will feel too much fear therefore,
    they will do everything possible to avoid not
    visiting their dentist.
  • If extreme discomfort will happen on their teeth,
    they will be forced to have dental check-up. In
    some cases, it might need for psychiatric
  • Other Signs of Dental Phobia Inclusions
  • Difficulty sleeping at night prior the dental
  • Feelings of anxiousness while staying in the
    dental office waiting area
  • Crying or feeling physically ill when thinking to
    have dental check-up
  • Feeling theres a problem of breathing when the
    objects are placed in your mouth either by
    thoughts or the actual dental treatment

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Common Causes of Dental Phobia
  • Fear of pain
  • Its very common reason for avoiding the dentist.
  • It could come from previous dental experience
    which is painful or from dental "pain and horror"
    stories told by others.
  • Nowadays, most of the dental procedures resulting
    to less pain or even no pain at all, because
    there are already many advanced study in
  • Fear of injections
  • Most people are afraid of needles especially when
    inserted inside their mouth.
  • Some humans fear no effect using anesthesia or it
    doesnt contain large enough dose to remove any
    pain before the dental procedure starts.

Common Causes of Dental Phobia
  • Fear of anesthetic side effects
  • Some people are afraid for possible side effects
    of anesthesia like dizziness, feeling faint or
  • Other people dont like the numbness, which is
    related with local anesthetics.
  • Feelings of helplessness and loss of control
  • This is very common for patients to feel these
    emotions when sitting in a dental chair with your
    mouth widely open and you cant see whats going

Common Causes of Dental Phobia
  • Embarrassment and loss of personal space
  • Lot of people feel uneasy when the dentist is
    very close to them, while others might feel
    embarrassed pertaining to the appearance of their
    teeth or possible mouth odors.

Tips to Remove the Dental Phobia
  • You should discuss your fears with your dentist
    therefore, he/she will determine the best ways to
    prevent your uneasiness and feel more
  • If the dentist doesnt handle your fear
    seriously, you should go to another dentist.
  • You should actively participate with your
    dentist, explaining all the possible outcome on
    every stage of the procedure therefore, you will
    avoid nervousness or fear, because youll be much
    prepared for the results.
  • Another alternative solution if you lack control
    during the surgery, you need to give a signal
    like raising your hand when you want the dentist
    to stop asap. Every time you feel uneasiness,
    need to rinse your mouth or to catch your breath,
    you must use this signal.
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