What Causes Dental Anxiety?

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Those who suffer from dental anxiety typically experience fear or nervousness at the thought of going to the dentist. This can have detrimental effects on your oral health as dental anxiety sufferers often delay dental appointments, or even avoid going to the dentist altogether. Not only is this bad for your teeth and gum health, but it can also make your dental anxiety worse. By putting off going to the dentist, those with dental anxiety often end up with serious problems that require more major dental procedures or surgery to fix. Fortunately, there are many ways that dentists can help patients who have dental anxiety. For example, many dentists use sedation as a way to make the process easier for those with anxiety. A good start to ease dental anxiety, is to begin to understand it. If you can start to realize why you may suffer from anxiety, you may…

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