What are the options for me if I’m scared of the dentist?
Studies show that between 40-60% of the population either have an overall anxiety at the dentist, or they’re specifically phobic about certain things. There are many ways to deal with dental anxiety and dental phobia. Some simple things to do is:* Consider seeing a counselor* Engaging in hypnotherapy* Finding a dentist who you feel comfortable with and who communicates things clearly * Taking a Valium before the procedure or making sure you pick a dentist who uses topical numbing creams. More extensive ways to deal with dental anxiety and phobia if the above don’t work is to either undergo a general anesthetic or dental sedation. Dentaltown offers dental sedation in our practices, where you’re put into a gentle sleep and you wake up and all or most of your dentistry has been done. Patients don’t remember a thing and it is very popular for people who are unable to be comfortable at the dentist easily. For more information visit our website or give one of our friendly staff members a call.