Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

Power tools in your mouth might be scary. Some people may be scared of dentists because of some traumatic experience with water being splashed at high velocity across teeth enamel. There are many reasons why people tend to be hesitant when it comes to going to the dentist, but almost all of them are outdated fears that should not keep you from giving your teeth the proper care they deserve.

Advancements in dental technology and dentistry techniques over the last few decades may surprise you. Much the progress that has been made has been as much for patient comfort as much as actual tooth care. (Of course, great advancements in tooth care have also been made!) Modern dentists are able to provide teeth cleaning and perform routine procedures with an absolute minimum of discomfort, without any pain involved at all.

If you haven’t been to a dentist because of experiences as a child, then please, try to remember that they are solely there to help you. No dentist has any interest in causing you pain or torture. Every dentist wants to help you in maintaining healthy oral hygiene and practicing good habits when it comes to your teeth. Thanks to social review sites like Yelp, dentists that do cause their patients pain these days will quickly find themselves losing patients, and losing business as a result!

If you are also worried about insurmountable pain at your dentist appointment, cast that worry aside. Technology and procedures have progressed very quickly, and even if you had a painful procedure over the last couple years, that practice is most likely out of date.

The main goal of any dentist is to help you have healthy teeth and to do so in a way that causes you the least discomfort. If you are scared, communicate any fears or previous problems. A dentist can talk you through the procedure and ensure that you have the best experience possible.

I challenge you to at least give the dentist another try. It is recommended that everyone goes to the dentist at least every six months to prevent decay, and you would be doing yourself a disservice by continuing to fear someone that is there to help you care for your teeth.

If it has been a while, schedule an appointment as soon as you can at your local dentist. If you are looking for a dentist in Studio City, California, we would be happy to have you and ease your apprehensions.

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