This issue can cause a big problem for people that would like to seek help in the dental department, but simply can’t because they experience this paralysing fear. This is a huge obstacle when decisions need to be made.
Where does this condition come from?
Why do I of all people have to be afraid?
Well…from the evolutionary point of view anxiety plays a very important funcion in our lives. It is our protective mechanism. If we feel threatened in any way or other or we are in danger, we automatically would want to run away according to our protective mechanism.
This theory hasn’t changed til this very day, we still behave and react the same way.
It is our natural response to feel insecure in a lowered position in which we very often find ourselves in the dental chair. It is important to remember that although it might seem that we lose the power in that position, we actually don’t. We are still in charge of what is happening and can always give a sign that we need a break.
Perhaps we remember an unpleasant experience from the past that keeps us awake every time we schedule an appointment. Fear is a condition which we do not have as an infant. It’s something that we learn later on. In this case, if we have learned to be afraid of the dentist, can we unlearn it again?
Yes we can, it is possible. Step by step we learn to trust the new dentist, with a little help and cooperation from both parties this can infact be achieved. Thanks to our advanced technology, most importantly the know-how, soft hands and especially the time we take for you, we can bring that confidence back and help you to healthier teeth. It is our priority to welcome you with gentle treatment.