If dental anxiety is causing you to avoid your dentist, you are not alone. Thirty to forty million Americans experience anxiety when it comes to seeing their dentist. Naturally, dental anxiety is a common condition familiar to dentists, and Dr. Robert Page is no stranger to helping patients with dental-related fears. So what is dental anxiety, and its cousin, dental phobia?
This condition is a very common. When you experience dental related anxiety, you might find yourself feeling an underlying sense of unease before a dental visit. This can also be accompanied by exaggerated worries about your treatment. Even though you can receive effective treatment with this anxiety, it does makes your experience unnecessarily stressful which is not good for your health and well-being.
Now, this condition is more advanced in its effects on your health. With a dental phobia, there will be so much stress from the dread that you end up panicking and even delaying needed care. This, in turn, leads to gum disease and tooth decay. With this condition, you don’t get the care you need and your smile ends up damaged, affecting not only your health and well-being but your self-esteem too.
But there is hope! We have ways to help you calm your fears and actually enjoy your dental visit regardless of the treatment. With modern sedation methods combined with ways to empower you to feel safe, secure, and heard, you can have a positive experience. We can help you get a good night’s sleep before a scheduled procedure as well as help you breathe easy during treatment.
Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from receiving the quality dental care you deserve! Please give our Congress Dental Group team in Boston, Massachusetts a call at (617) 574-8700 to find out more. Dr. Robert Page and our team look forward to keeping your smile healthy and vibrant!