Is Dental Fear Real?

Is Dental Fear Real?

Posted by VARNI DENTAL on Feb 8 2022, 08:16 AM

Many people have a fear of consulting with a dentist, and this can range from mild anxiety to odontophobia. Fear towards dentists and dental procedures is common in many people, but Varni Dental is here to help you find solutions for all your worries.

Reasons for Dental Fear

Dental fear wakes up physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses in a person. There can be many reasons which lead to this situation. Fearful individuals may feel like something dreadful is on the way in their treatment, so they avoid dentistry. 

Other reasons include:

  • Bad previous experience or any other healthcare experiences
  • Stress or depression
  • Fear of loss of control
  • Trust issues
  • Anxiety issues
  • But avoiding the dentist will result in bad oral health and more missing teeth, decayed teeth, and severe gum infection.

Consequences of Avoiding Dentistry 

Dental fear results in avoidance of dental care and treatments. Avoiding dentistry can lead to severe consequences for your oral and whole body. These consequences include the following:

  • Avoiding dentists can result in dental diseases getting at high risk
  • Lifestyle factors without proper dental care can result in diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, or cancer
  • You won’t get proper oral health advice from your dentist
  • Thankfully, with proper advice from your dentist, you can solve your worries and have a healthy mouth.

How to Manage Your Dental Fear

Varni Dental is here to help manage your dental fear, and you should address your concerns at the earliest. 

Identifying your dental fear is the first step towards solving your problem. More open discussions with us can help us determine your problem and make a custom-made plan for you. 

There are many standard psychological techniques that you can use to solve your dental fear.

  • Take a deep breath
  • Meditation and relaxation techniques
  • Listen to music can distract you from your fear
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Open discussion and talk to your dentist
  • Hypnosis
  • Conscious sedation
  • General anesthesia
  • Psycho-therapeutic interventions
  • Pharmacological interventions

Oral health is a critical factor in the maintenance of your overall health. Varni Dental cares for your dental health, and we are here to solve all your dental-related issues. Your smile is our top priority, so visit our office for all your dental services. 

For booking and other queries, contact Dentist San Jose CA at (408) 901-0101 or Your comfort and smile matter to us, so schedule your appointment soon. Visit our clinic at 181 E Tasman Dr. Suite 60, San Jose, CA 95134 with your family.


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