Is fear of the dentist a rational fear?

Dental phobia is a very common affliction that affects up to 25% of Britons, including 12% who suffer from extreme dental anxiety. Phobias related to blood and needles can prevent people from visiting the dentist and in this case it is the dentist’s drill and the anaesthetic needle that are often to blame. Unfortunately, neglecting to see a dentist for a regular check-up or a treatment will have a negative impact on your oral and overall health.

Dr Bashar Al-Naher, an award-winning dentist for nervous patients in London, has been treating dental phobic patients for many years. The secret of his success is the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™, an effective and powerful sedation technique that combines relaxing gas and air and other relaxing devices for patients who are anxious or uncomfortable in the dentist’s chair.

A rational reaction

Dental phobia is by no means irrational, since it can affect people with various experiences of the dentist and of various ages and backgrounds. Some patients are afraid of the drill, whereas others had bad experiences when visiting the dentist as children. Others are afraid of gagging, and most people seem to be afraid of the pain involved in various treatments. In any case, someone suffering from a dental phobia is bound to visit the dentist only when their teeth are in a really bad state. No matter how irrational this sounds, it is actually a universal and rational reaction to pain and fear. Luckily, your dentist for nervous patients in London can help.

Phobias and dental health

Dental phobia is a universal phenomenon but it seems to affect quite a few people in the UK and the number is growing steadily over the years, despite the progress of modern dentistry. Education on oral hygiene and proper brushing and flossing techniques is not so hitting home and some people live with constant pain from infections, gum disease and cavities.

You dentist for nervous patients in London can make your dental experience a positive one and will help you identify and confront your fears. This will be the most important step towards overcoming your dental phobia.