Preventing Dental Anxiety in the Woburn and Winchester, MA area
If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re not alone. A number of people feel anxious at the thought of visiting the dentist and will oftentimes put off necessary dental care because their anxiety gets in the way. We want you to know that it doesn’t have to be this way. At Divine Smiles, we want to help you cope and overcome your dental anxiety so you can get the care you need to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Learn how we can help you enjoy an anxiety-free dental appointment and then contact us at (781) 396-8558 to book an appointment at our Woburn, MA dental office.
What is Dental Anxiety?
Dental anxiety, fear of the dentist, or dental phobia is the feeling of dread, nervousness, or a genuine fear of getting dental work done. In many instances, dental anxiety stems from one or more painful and/or uncomfortable experiences at the dentist. Severe dental anxiety or dental phobia can result in irrational fear and cause complete avoidance of visiting the dentist.
Some people might also avoid visiting the dentist because they find sitting for long periods uncomfortable, they have oversensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex or a fear of needles or loud noises.