Is this fear so great that the idea of visiting a dentist is comparable to consciously entering a nightmare and consequently, the anxiety keeps you from attending your needed visits with dentists in Miami?
Many patients suffer from dental anxiety, which causes uneasiness leading up to appointment times. Others suffer from dental phobia, a more extreme version of dentistry anxiety. More than experiencing unwarranted feelings of nervousness, patients with dental phobia feel so panic-stricken, they are merely (if not actually) immobilized.
This degree of dental phobia is extremely problematic in our country, and unfortunately, it is pretty common. The dread from this phobia is so intense, patients suffer oral pain and infection for months and even years without coming in to see a dentist. These patients are at high risk for gum disease, early tooth loss, and insecurity about their smiles. Additionally, when patients experience too much distress to come in for even routine cleanings, the decline of oral health can trigger an overall decline in physical health.
Anxiety over visiting the dentist does not have to be a reason strong enough to keep you from routine check-ups and cleanings. In severe cases, dentist anesthesia can be administered to patients who experience panic and overwhelming anxiety before or during visits.
Visit your local dentist Coral Gables and Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry to find out more about relieving the stress and anxiety of your appointment. It is perfectly normal to experience dentist anxiety. In fact, the number of our patients who suffer from the phobia is why we are such experts in reducing patient fear and anxiety and ensuring that we all have bright, beautiful and healthy smiles.