Have You Ever Skipped or Rescheduled a Dental Appointment Due to Fear or Anxiety?
If so, you are not alone.
Most people experience some level of nervousness when going to the dentist.
For about 10-20% of people, going to the dentist causes such anxiety that they will avoid going much longer than they should, sometimes leaving problems untreated for years. This can affect not only your oral health, but your overall health and self-esteem as well.
So, how does this happen? In most cases, dental fear is caused by either previous bad dental experiences or by indirect experiences, such as witnessing a parent with dental fear avoiding treatment. Once dental fear begins, it can be self-reinforcing and difficult to overcome.
We can help.
The first step in overcoming dental fear and regaining your oral health is to talk to us. There are a variety of techniques we can use to help make your visit comfortable and reassuring to help you feel safe. Our whole team is happy to speak with you about your specific concerns and anxieties and help you have more control over your own treatment plan. We will start with short, easy consultation and treatments and progress at the pace that feels right to you.
So, if dental anxiety has forced you to put off the treatments you need to regain or maintain your healthy smile, give us a call at 440-354-0705 and let us show you why we’re known for compassionate, patient-centric dental care.
Patrick J. Soria, DDS