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Posted on May 28th, 2013 by

Battle Your Fear of Dental Anxiety

Battle Your Fear of Dental Anxiety

20-25 percent of the world population shivers at the thought of going to the dentist. Irrespective of the seriousness of the procedure, it is always an intimidating thought of having to go to the dentist. In sort, one often suffers from anxiety attacks.

Dealing with Dental Anxiety

A lot of people suffer from dental anxiety. It is not something that should be left untreated. Dental anxiety can manifest itself into a much serious problem as issues that need medical attention often go untreated or neglected. Over time, it can become a larger issue at hand, and with serious repercussions. What one does not realize is that without proper dental care sometimes your health may be at risk. It has been researched that serious dental problems, if left untreated, overtime can cause other issues like cardiac problems, indigestion and other life threatening medical problems.

Often negative responses and anxiety attacks are mainly due to the fear of having to tolerate pain, gagging or breathlessness. What one does not understand is that over the year’s dental sciences have improved a great deal. Procedures are done almost painlessly with new sedation techniques so that the patient is completely unaware of the pain. The dentists are also well equipped to handle such anxiety attacks and talk their patient into calming down.

Overcome Dental Anxiety

It is true that one‘s fear are one’s own. It is important to be able to battle out the fear with equanimity. Be expressive about it and talk to your dentist rather than holding on to it. Your dentist will understand the anxiety and take the necessary steps to walk with you through the process. A good ambience, calm thoughts, and last but not least, sedation dentistry can be practiced to help pull through the procedures. A good mix of medical, psychological and behavioral techniques help in dealing with anxiety and the fear factor professionally and helps you evolve a winner.

Kyle Huish

Kyle Huish

Dr. Kyle Huish is a fifth generation native Arizonan. He was born and raised in Mesa and graduated from Arizona State University in 2006. He then went to Ohio State University for his dental education where he graduated top of his class. Afterwards Dr. Huish went on to further his dental education by studying in both New York City and Pittsburgh where he mastered advanced techniques in dental implants and dental sedation.
Kyle Huish

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