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Your dental anxiety is unique, and caused by a group of historical and personal factors. But research is starting to uncover additional clues to universal fear triggers in the dentist’s office. If you’re uncomfortable around a dental drill, you’re not alone – sights and sounds of dental treatment actually stimulate brain activity in the areas of the brain associated with learning and memory. This means the anxiety is deeply embedded – and ready to rear its ugly head.
We want all our patients to feel comfortable in the office. If you’re ready to take control of your nerves, check out our anxiety infographic for some tips on moving forward. We’re always here to answer your questions, and we’d love to help you get more comfortable before your next exam or procedure – reach out today.
How Regular Dental Exams Reduce Anxiety
The less often you visit the office, the scarier a place it becomes. And without regular care, you’re more likely to have cavities or gingivitis that will require more invasive treatment. Plus, many patients who spend some time away from the office feel self-conscious about their dental problems and this dissuades them from getting back into regular exams. No matter how long it’s been, we will always be happy to see you – schedule your next cleaning today.