Dental Anxiety

Jul 3 • 1 minute read

For many people the thought of visiting the dentist can evoke feelings of fear and anxiety.  Dental anxiety is a common issue that can affect individuals of all ages, often stemming from past negative experiences or the fear of pain.  However, it is important to address dental anxiety because regular dental care is crucial for maintaining oral health. Dental anxiety can manifest in various ways from mild uneasiness to extreme panic.  Common causes of dental anxiety can include: fear of pain, feeling vulnerable and lacking control, fear of needles, and negative past experiences. In order to overcome this anxiety be sure to communicate with the providers so they can develop a plan to make it a more comfortable experience.

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