10 Tips for Those Afraid of Going to the Dentist

10 Tips for Those Afraid of Going to the Dentist

Fear of the dentist (dentaphobia) is mostly caused by bad experiences or bad impressions in childhood.

fear of the dentist;

  • Fear of needles, fear of seeing blood, fear of pain
  • Fear of non-sterile instruments used
  • Fear of contracting infectious diseases
  • Bad dentist stories told by others

The following are recommended for those who are afraid of going to the dentist;

Fear of the dentist is normal. A negative tooth extraction experienced in childhood may be fear with the memory of filling. She should talk openly with her doctor about her fears.

A good and reliable dentist should be found. The physician should be a doctor who will comfort you during the examination and treatment. Working with a familiar doctor is more relaxing and less stressful.

Psychological help can be sought if there is excessive fear. Meditation can be practiced.

Sometimes general anesthesia can be applied. Sedatives may be given orally or intravenously.

The doctor may be asked to explain the steps to be taken during the treatment step by step and to give a guarantee that he will stop the treatment when he feels any pain. Thus, fear can be reduced.

It is not necessary to complete all transactions at once. It may be desirable to continue the treatment over time.

You can chat with a friend you trust and does not fear the dentist while you are waiting for treatment. It is overthinking and worrying that causes pain.

Those who are uncomfortable with the sound of the instruments used can listen to music with headphones during the treatment.

Breathe slowly to relax. Hold your breath for a while and release slowly.

Think about what you will gain. Getting rid of pain, a healthy mouth, a beautiful smile… Do not forget that every day you postpone going will lead to bigger problems in the future.

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Dt. Recep Eşkar