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Exploring Dental Anxiety

If the idea of going to the dentist puts a pit in your stomach, then know that you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a common ailment that, unfortunately, prevents many people from getting the care they need to enjoy a happy, healthy smile.

Being a little nervous about going to any medical professional’s office is perfectly normal, but at what point does this discomfort become a phobia? Dental anxiety becomes a dental phobia when it has a marked impact on someone’s well-being. If you or someone you know has stopped going to the dentist because of a fear, then it’s time to seek help. Your Valencia dentists understand the anxieties that can come with visiting the dentist, and we have techniques and medications that help patients overcome this obstacle.

By now, you may be asking yourself, "How can I overcome dental anxiety?" We've seen many patients with varying degrees of dental anxiety; here's what we've suggested to them:

  1. Speak with a Dentist.
    Your Valencia dentists here at Go Dental are always happy to speak with patients about procedures and the tools used to help show you why going to the dentist isn’t anything to fear! All of our professionals are extremely compassionate and friendly; we take pride in being your neighborhood dentists.
  2. Dental Anxiety Sedation.
    We understand that phobias aren’t always easily dispelled with discussion. To help patients that suffer from a more advanced fear of dentistry, we have medications and relaxation techniques to help patients get the treatment they need.
  3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    New studies suggest that undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can greatly reduce feelings of anxiety and stress that preempt a visit to the dentist. These short-format therapy sessions can help those who endure dental anxiety visit the dentist with much less fear.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, we understand and we want to help! Come see your friendly, family dentist in Valencia! Go Dental is always happy to help you understand why there's no reason to fear the dentist.