Twenty million Americans are dental phobics, while 20-25% of the population has fears severe enough to keep them from seeking needed dental treatment (Sources: Maureen Toal, DMD & Joseph Samra, DMD).
Dental phobia is one of the most common fears experienced by individuals. Despite the fact that dentistry has sensitively and diligently worked to make procedures virtually pain free, a great percentage of the population still reacts with emotions ranging from dread to absolute terror.
This anxiety and panic can lead to neglect of check-ups, as well as avoidance of dealing with potentially serious problems. The individualís fear is so great that he or she chooses pain over solving the difficulty. When a person is controlled by fears such as these, rationality is often ignored (common dental fears).
Reduced Fear & Increased Calmness
This is a new service to dentists and their patients designed to give individuals new tools to helping to overcome fears related to going to the dentist.
The services provided can help adults and children to:
|Reduce their own levels of anxiety and panic|
|Have greater calmness and confidence in self|
|Have a more positive perspective of dentists and dental procedures|
|Be able to use these new skills to deal with stress in other areas of life|
In addition, dentists and their staffs can benefit from these services in that less time and effort may have to be spent calming frightened patients.
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