Common Causes of Dental Anxiety

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Do you ever feel nervous, or even anxious, before a dental appointment? You may be experiencing dental anxiety or dental phobia. If you are experiencing dental anxiety, you are not alone.

People can develop these anxieties and phobias for a variety of reasons. Dr. Bing Javier and our team have found that there are some common causes of dental anxiety.

Pain: Many adults are worried about experiencing pain or discomfort in a dental visit. This is likely because when they were young, many of the advances in “pain-free” dentistry had not yet come about.

Feelings of helplessness: Many fear feeling helpless or like they have no control. They have to sit still and cannot see what’s going on during a dental appointment. This can trigger anxiety in some patients.

Embarrassment: Some people feel embarrassed or ashamed to have a stranger look inside of their mouth. This could be because the person feels that a dentist or hygienist is in their space, or perhaps they are self-conscious about how their teeth look.

Negative experiences from the past: If someone has experienced discomfort during past dental appointments, they may be worried about future dental experiences.

Our dentist and team are happy to provide a friendly, comfortable environment for each of our patients. We will work with those who have dental anxieties to help them feel at ease during treatment. You having a positive experience is just as important to us as your dental health.

To learn more about our office and services or to schedule your next visit with our dentist in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, contact Javier and Associates at 215-368-1412 today.