Dental phobia may create a vicious circle where the fear of the unknown may keep some people from going to the dentist for long periods. Sometimes, patients with dental phobia will also unconsciously avoid the daily care of their teeth to avoid the reminder of whether it’s time to see your dentist. But these unconscious actions will only worsen the problem. Thus, there’s often a connection between dental phobia and poor dental hygiene.
Conquer Your Dental Phobia with Us
Many people are ashamed of their dental phobia but there’s no reason to be since it’s completely normal. At Curaeos, we meet patients with dental phobia daily, and our dentists have a lot of experience with treating patients who are nervous or scared of going to the dentist.
We know conquering your dental phobia is a difficult feat, but we will do our best to help you succeed. This will help you have much better experiences at the dentist in future. We know it might be a great leap for you to contact us, but we’re ready to help.
If you suffer from dental phobia, we recommend you let us know when you book an appointment. Then we will set aside extra time for your appointment and, all in all, make an extra effort to help you feel comfortable.
We are aware that many people suffering from dental phobia have avoided visits to the dentist for years and we won’t blame you. We recognise and commend you for taking the leap. At Curaeos, we will go a long way to help you have a good experience at the dentist.
If you’re ready to conquer your dental phobia, please contact us today.
Some Advice If You Suffer from Dental Phobia:
- Let your dentist know that you’re nervous or scared. At Curaeos, we have a lot of experience with treating patients suffering from dental phobia; if we know how you feel, we can take extra care to make you feel comfortable.
- Make detailed agreements with your dentist to ensure you both know what’s about to happen. You’ll feel safer if you know what’s in store. Therefore, it is also important that you ask if you’re in doubt about anything, either before, during, or after the treatment.
- For some, it helps to follow along with the dentist’s work with a mirror while others would rather not know what’s going on. It’s important you let us know what works best for you.
- If you suddenly feel pain or discomfort, it’s important you let us know in order for us to talk about it and perhaps provide pain-relief. Remember; you’re the only one who will feel any pain.
- If you need a break, it’s important to let us know. In this way, you will be able to control the pace of the treatment.
- Before you go in, or during the treatment, it may help to take some deep breaths where the air is drawn all the way down into your stomach. This will help your body relax.
- It’s a good idea to set aside some extra time for your dental appointment to arrive early and so that you won’t have to run out the door afterwards. Make sure to arrive well-rested and relaxed.
- If music makes you relax, you can bring your earphones and phone and listen to some music that will make you feel comfortable.
- See your dentist before you feel pain. Regular check-ups are preventative and this is where we have the opportunity to discover any problems and step in with preventative efforts before the problem develops and before you feel pain.
- The app “Cope It” may help you. The app is developed in collaboration with doctors, psychologists, and dentists for patients with dental phobia. The app offers simple and efficient exercises to help you understand and handle your fear.
Previously, dental treatments have been connected with pain which is one of the reasons why some people suffer from dental phobia. But with modern equipment, it’s possible to provide pain-free treatment today.
We can provide an effective anaesthetic no matter which treatment you need. And we will do our very best to ensure you have a comfortable and pain-free experience with Curaeos’ dentists. Read more about pain-free treatment here.