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Let Go of Your Dental Fear

November 22, 2021

Many people who have an aversion to seeking treatment from dental professionals go to them anyway. But other folks’ aversions are so major that they don’t go at all. When people never or hardly ever get dental care, they’re harming their teeth and overall oral health. This evasion can result in a multitude of conditions: cavities, plaque, tartar, loose teeth, gum disease and lost teeth.

But rest assured that at the office of Dental Specialists of Darien, our board-certified prosthodontists 

are devoted to the care and comfort of every patient. We’re highly experienced at putting concerned patients at ease. Our expert and highly knowledgeable prosthodontists and office staff are friendly and cheerful. Our first mission is to comfort our clients so they can relax. 

The reasons behind a dental phobia can be deep and tough to identify. That’s where psychology comes in. Just knowing why you’re afraid can be the first step to conquering it. Can you identify with these possible causes?

The sensation of being trapped and not in control: It can be very disconcerting to be confined to a chair with some hovering over you and “invading” your mouth. And having sharp instruments and a drill roaming around your mouth doesn’t help the situation either. 

Embarrassment: If it’s been quite a while—years? decades?—since the last time an individual visited a prosthodontist or other oral healthcare provider, his (or her) teeth may be in such poor condition that he’s ashamed of them.

Bad memories: Those who were traumatized or negatively affected by previous dental visits will shy away from future dental treatment. The trauma could involve one or more events, such as inferior care, immense pain or a provider with an unpleasant demeanor. 

Low tolerance for pain: Yes, there can be some minor physical discomfort involved in a dental visit, but every treatment can be numbed with Novocain. 

Overcoming your fear of dental treatment is a huge achievement, and carrying through with an appointment is a wonderful breakthrough. Dental Specialists of Darien stays at the forefront of advances in care and offers effective solutions. For more information about our practice and how we can help you, please call our office today.

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24 Old Kings Highway South
Darien, CT 06820
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24 Old Kings Highway South, Darien, CT 06820
(203) 836-2744