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Dental Anxiety and Fear

Dental Anxiety and Fear - Newmarket dentists by Woo Dental

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Anxiety or fear experienced by patients in the dental setting is referred to as dental anxiety. The condition often occurs when needles or even drills trigger the patient. When this happens, the patient delays or avoids any form of dental treatment.   

You will know that a person suffers from dental anxiety when they have the following warning signs :

  • Feeling sweaty
  • Crying or panicking
  • Withdrawal
  • Palpitations
  • Low blood pressure
  • Trouble sleeping the night before the dental exam
  • Extremely nervous in the dental waiting room

In most cases, people with traumatic dental experiences suffer from dental anxiety. Some fear dizziness, feeling faint, or nausea following anesthesia. The delay and avoidance of dental appointments can lead to oral health problems in the long run. It would help if they can find a dentist who can understand what they are going through. The good news is there are many ways on how to manage dental anxiety. Here are some techniques that Newmarket dentists use to assist individuals :  

  1. Meditation
  2. Hypnosis
  3. Guided imagery
  4. Muscle relaxation
  5. Deep breathing exercises

Aside from the techniques mentioned above, other dentists will use anxiety-relieving medication, sedation, and general anesthesia to reduce patients’ dental anxiety.  Discussing your fears with your dentist in Newmarket will help you overcome dental anxiety. If your dentist understands what makes you uncomfortable, they will be better able to help you overcome your dental fears.  

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