Many people fear the dentist and the pain they associate with the dental chair. This is why they forego their dreaded dental visits even when it means enduring tooth ache, infection, and other complications.

But is it all just really in their heads?

Dental Fear and Anxiety

Dental fear and anxiety is that uneasy feeling whenever a dental appointment is coming up. They dread coming to the dentist. They may also have unrealistic and exaggerated apprehensions and worries.

A more serious condition is dental phobia, wherein people who have it are absolutely terrified. They know their fears are irrational, but they are helpless about it. They will do everything to avoid going to the dentist, for even the sight of a dental office building gets them panicked. As a result, they will only go to the dentist when they are in extreme pain or the dental problem has become unbearable.

Signs of Dental Phobia

  • Difficulty sleeping the night before the dental appointment
  • Restlessness and even feelings of panic before the dental appointment
  • Anxiety that escalates when arriving at the dental office
  • Intense panic when on the dental chair and dental instruments are placed in the mouth

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  • Crying
  • Trouble breathing
  • Becoming physically ill
  • Feinting at the dentist

At Battery Hill Dental, we endeavour to make sure all our patients are comfortable and relaxed so they have a pleasant experience at each dental visit. From our cordial staff to the cosy atmosphere of our dental clinic, we work to reduce your fear’s. Our dentists are also high-trained to handle dental fear and anxiety so you can overcome yours. Book an appointment with us today.