Is Dental Fear Real?

Is Dental Fear Real?

Scared patient at a dental office

Do you avoid going to the dentist out of fear?

You are not alone. Around 1 in 5 Americans experience some level of anxiety about going to the dentist. Moreover, approximately 9%-20% of Americans have a phobia of going to the dentist, a condition known as dental fear.

The anxiety associated with dental checkups can vary in severity, and that's why Severance Dental makes it a priority to provide you with a comfortable dental experience.

Here’s how we deal with patients struggling with dental fear

Understand the Cause

At Severance Dental, our adult dentists believe that understanding the cause of anxiety can help patients manage their fear, and that's what we do. We aim to identify and address your concerns before starting any checkup or treatment.

Explain Each Step

Once our dentist knows what is bothering you, our team ensures that we thoroughly explain each step so you know what's happening. When our patients are a part of the process, it is a great tool to manage dental fear.

Provide a Caring Approach

At Severance Dental, our dentist and his caring team will do every possible thing to make you feel comfortable while providing safe and effective dental care.

Dental fear can significantly impact many individuals' quality of life because, despite this condition, regular dental checkups are essential for a healthy oral cavity. If you are experiencing dental fear and want to schedule an appointment, get in touch with us today and discuss how we can make your dental checkups and treatments more comfortable.

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