Dental anxiety: dentophobia

Dental anxiety: dentophobia

Did you know that, according to the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, approximately 22% of adults suffer from dental anxiety? Dental anxiety is a common phenomenon, and many adults and children are apprehensive about visiting the dentist.

For some, nervousness can become an aggressive form of dental anxiety, leading them to avoid the dentist at all costs, to the point of neglecting their dental problems until they get worse. Often in these cases, a small problem turns into something that requires more invasive procedures such as an extraction or root canal. To avoid reaching this point, it’s important to discuss your fears and anxiety-reducing options with your dentist. If your dentist knows the cause of your anxiety, he or she can take steps to alleviate it.

At Clinique dentaire Beaulieu, Lapointe et associés, we put our patient’s needs first and make sure they feel safe and secure with our dental professionals. Our dentists offer a variety of options to reduce anxiety, including prescribing anxiolytics before appointments. Our dentists also have a lot of experience with children, so they understand their fears and make sure to take good care of them.

It’s perfectly normal to be nervous about visiting the dentist, but don’t let those fears keep you from getting the care you need. Don’t hesitate to talk to our dentists about any concerns you may have.

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