It is estimated that 9% to 15% of people in the United States avoid visiting their dentist due to anxiety and fear. That works out to about 30 million to 40 million Americans that don’t visit the dentist and put up with dental health issues. While many people will suffer from simple anxiety, others experience a more severe phobia, resulting in an intense and unreasonable fear.
Like many other fears, anxieties, and phobias in life, there are ways to help yourself fight through the anxiety. Discussing your worries with your dentist is actually a helpful and healthy start. Your dentist has the same goal that you have: to help you have the best oral care possible!
Please discuss any anxieties with us at B&G Family Dentistry, we have many options to help you remain calm and anxiety free during treatment.
Many times anxiety and fear will cause you to avoid the dentist until there is severe pain. This means that many problems that may have been preventable or simple to treat will become severe and require more advanced treatment. Let our team at B&G Family Dentistry ease your fears and show you that dental care does not have to be scary and painful. Let us know what issues you have, and we will work with you to help you avoid them.
If you have any further questions about the treatment and services that we offer, please let us know. Don’t let fear and anxiety keep you from taking care of your oral health. Contact our office to make an appointment, or set up your visit now by filling out our convenient online booking form. We look forward to meeting you!