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Dentist Phobia and Dental Anxiety – Causes and Solutions

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At least 45 million Americans suffer from dental anxiety, and the number may be much higher when you consider how many people won’t admit to their fears. For many people, just the thought of a dental visit can cause extreme fear and even uncomfortable physical symptoms. This dentist phobia can arise from painful dental experiences, a fear of needles, or even concerns about being criticized for poor oral hygiene. In some, a general predisposition towards anxiety may fuel the problem.

Dentist phobia, dental anxiety, and dental fear are terms that are often used interchangeably to define the range of negative emotional and physical symptoms people experience in reaction to dentistry, but there are important differences that can help determine the best treatment options. Phobias are intense and often irrational fears of specific things or situations. A mild dentist phobia may also be called dental fear. Managing a phobia may require professional intervention. Anxiety is a rational fear of the unknown. People with dental anxiety can benefit from finding a dentist in Quail Meadows who is sensitive to their needs and creates a comforting office environment to reduce stress.

Managing Dental Anxiety

Dealing with dental fear has led to the emergence of a new industry, called sedation dentistry, which focuses on comfortable, pain-free exams and procedures aided by medications that keep patients in a relaxed or unaware state. Many dentists manage dental anxiety with conscious sedation. Dental spas go a step further by offering relaxing options like massage, reflexology, and various amenities to create a sense of being pampered. For extreme dentist phobia management, general anesthesia may be the best option.

In all cases, open communication between dentists and their patients is the best way to tackle dental anxiety issues.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Quail Meadows, call Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows today at (352) 533-4159 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Quail Meadows. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows.

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