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Understanding Dental Fears

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It is estimated that as many 15 percent of Americans skip routine dentist visits due to dental fears or anxiety. Although the majority of dental visits are simply pain-free check-ups and teeth cleanings, dental fears remain common. A visit to the family dentistry office can ignite unnecessary fears and anxieties, causing individuals to neglect their professional dental care and increase their susceptibility to disease. Dental fears and anxiety may be common, but, for optimal long-term health and a high quality of life, affected individuals should seek help, even professional help, if necessary. It is important to understand that there is a difference between anxiety and fear.

Dental anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling of apprehension and uncertainty that typically starts at the time of your dentist appointment.

Dental fears, or phobias, are much more serious and can cause people to experience terror and panic—even at the mere mention of professional dental care. These individuals may also suffer from emotional burdens, such as feeling insecure when smiling, laughing, or talking. In severe cases, the emotional distress can be extreme and affect interactions among friends and family, at work, or in basic social situations.

Often, people with dental phobias have a lower life expectancy and are more susceptible to poor health outcomes. Dental phobia is difficult to deal with, but you should seek help to overcome it. Poor oral health is a common indicator of certain life-threatening conditions, including heart disease.

Following are five symptoms of phobia or dental fears:

  1. Feeling physically ill at the thought of going to the dentist
  2. Anxiety or difficulty sleeping the night before a dental visit
  3. Rising tension and nervousness while in the dentist’s waiting room
  4. Anxiety when seeing dental equipment or dentistry staff
  5. Terror or difficulty breathing during dental care procedures

The thought of getting professional dental care should not cause you to feel panic-stricken. If you suffer from dental fears or phobia, you should seek help from a compassionate, affordable dentist in Chantilly.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Chantilly, call Dental One Associates of Chantilly today at (703) 722-8443 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Chantilly. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Chantilly, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Chantilly. 

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