Fear of the Dentist: How Do I Deal With My Dental Anxiety?
If you have dental fear or anxiety, you might put off going to the dentist for routine examinations and cleanings. You might even feel somewhat foolish for fearing something that seems so routine for other people. But the truth is that you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a very real fear for many people, and some studies have shown that nearly three-quarters of people in the United States are nervous or fearful about going to the dentist.
The problem with putting off routine dental visits is that often a small problem that would have been spotted by your dentist often grows into a larger dental issue that needs more complex ...