Updated: Nov 10, 2021
Simply put, dentophobia is dental anxiety. Fear of the dentist, feat of the dental office and fear of the dental situation in general. Most people that have dentophobia avoid the dentist at all costs and thus starts a vicious cycle.
By the time a patient reaches the “Symptom Driven Treatment” stage fear is compounded. The, most likely, emergency nature of this stage drives dentophobia into high gear. Don’t let symptom-driven treatment be the reason you visit the dentist.
Most people that have dentophobia avoid the dentist at all costs and thus starts a vicious cycle.
We have many patients that have HAD a fear of the dentist and were riddled with anxiety. We don’t want to say that we completely cured them, however, we have had many conversations regarding their fears and have helped them overcome the anxiety through calming techniques and talking about the fear.
Have you checked out our blog post regarding Dental Anxiety? Tips To Ease Anxiety at your Dentist Appointment
Don’t let symptom-driven treatment be the reason you visit the dentist.
One of the worst things you can do is avoid the dentist due to your fears. What COULD be easy check-ups could turn into much more serious issues. We strive to prevent those issues and alleviate your fears with consistent dental care that is filled with compassion, excellence and respect. We want our relationship to be built on trust which in turn, will help you quell those fears.
If you’re searching for a dental practice in Gulf Shores AL, we’d love to meet you! Our office provides a calm and peaceful environment allowing patients to relax while receiving next-level dental care.
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