There is a vast number of adults, and not just children, that suffer from fear of the dentist. Avoidance of dental check ups can lead to long term dental problems down the road if left unchecked. This is not an uncommon fear however, and there are many tools to deal with your own dental anxiety. Before we discuss what your options are let’s make sure we understand what symptoms can be associated with dental anxiety.
Do you get nervous at the thought of going to see the dentist? Do you find yourself having trouble sleeping at night before a dental appointment? Do you have fear of pain? These are by far the most common feelings associated with dental anxiety amongst adults. Dental anxiety can have profound long term effects on people, such as cases where dental check ups from childhood have left a lasting impression and fear. There are even cases of severe phobia which can lead some people to get physically ill. These cases are rare but do occur and they can be treated with the right treatment plan. But fear not! Our staff here at Strathcona Dental Works in the beautiful south west community of Calgary are here to help.
The key to coping with these feelings is to speak with your dentist. Your dentist will be able to discuss what alternative treatments you may need in case of severe phobia and dental anxiety. There are many options offered to you but the first step is communication with your dentist. Once they are aware of your particular problem, they can work with you to decided on what tools may be needed to cope with such feelings of anxiety. These can range from having a support system to sedation dentistry if needed.
Our aim is to make sure that our clients are as comfortable visiting our clinic as possible. We love what we do and we want our clients to enjoy their experience at Strathcona Dental Works. We are here to help and encourage all of our clients to speak with our amazing team to discover what best suits them. We look forward to seeing you and getting you smiling and feeling your best!