Ways to Beat Your Fear of Visiting the Dentist
Not a day goes by at my dental office in Fontana, CA that a patient doesn’t say that they fear visiting the dentist. I often hear the statement, “No offense Doc, but I hate dentists.”
Why do people fear visiting the dentist?
One’s anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist can occur for many reasons. Oftentimes it stems from an uncomfortable experience in the patient’s past. Other patients have felt that their previous dentist talked down to them and wouldn’t listen to them during their visits. In addition, children may have had older siblings or a parent tell them that going to the dentist can be painful. The mouth is a sensitive ...