Glendale Dentist Explains Common Causes of Dental Phobia and Dental Treatment Avoidance

Written by Dr. McKay on Dec 25, 2012

Patients of all ages can experience dental fear and anxiety for a variety of reasons. While it’s not uncommon for patients to feel a little nervous going to the dentist, this can become really problematic when the fear or and anxiety prevent patients from getting the treatment they need. If you or someone you know is actively avoiding preventative or restorative dental treatment, you need to find a dentist that you can work with to overcome your concerns.

In the coming weeks our Glendale dentist office is going to be focusing, in our blogs and articles, on symptoms and treatments for dental anxiety. Read on to learn more about why patients may avoid dental treatment.

General fear of the dentist

Some patients remember poor dental experiences from their childhoods, or they have heard about dental problems that friends or family members have had. These experiences may keep patients from seeking dental treatment right away. If you’ve had a painful dental experience in the past, or you’ve been treated by a less-than-friendly dentist, keep in mind that not all dentists are the same! The key is finding a dentist with whom you can communicate. Modern dental technology and sedation treatments can help you get the care you need comfortably.

Dental embarrassment

Maybe you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, ad you’ve started to really see the effects on your teeth. Many patients feel too embarrassed to seek dental treatment once their teeth have started to show wear and tear. This is a completely unnecessary concern! As professional dentists we’ve practically seen every dental problem under the sun. And, remember, it’s our job to help you and to support you!

Our Glendale dentist office provides a supportive, stress-free environment in which to get the dental care you need. Please feel free to discuss your dental questions and concerns with out our team by giving us a call or scheduling your own consultation!