Dental techniques have improved immeasurably over recent years and fear of the dentist is based in the mind rather than in reality. If the thought of having the dentist work on your teeth is frightening there are a few steps you can take to ease your anxiety.
– Choose a dentist who specialises in treating patients with dental fears
– Discuss your fears and anxieties with the dentist
– Bring a friend to your appointment for support and reassurance
If all else fails consider having an anaesthetic as “sedation dentistry is becoming more and more popular”.
Further tips can be found at https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/best-ways-to-overcome-your-dental-fears_us_59d2631ae4b0f58902e5ce30.