“Once bitten twice shy” can definitely apply to the reason for the widespread anxiety associated with going to the dentist. If you’ve ever had a painful experience in the dental chair you will naturally be leery of going back, but if it’s been some time now you may be pleasantly surprised by the changes that have occurred.
Today’s dentists are much more attuned to the comfort of their patients and modern technology has opened the door to more opportunities for less invasive dental procedures.
Sometimes just the anticipation of an upcoming dental appointment can bring on enough anxiety to prevent a person from being able to rest well the night before. Sedation dentistry has become the rule instead of the exception when it comes to offering patients a way to bring their anxiety under control.
Don’t hesitate to make an appointment because you may be ashamed of the fact that you have waited so long. Your dentist is only concerned with your well being and will appreciate that you have overcome your hesitation and are back on a track to good oral health. There is no shame in that!
Parents are eager to set a good example for their children. A step in this direction is to let them see that you place importance on your own medical and dental care as well as theirs by scheduling regular checkups for the whole family.
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