Do you suffer from Odontophobia which is a fear of the dentist
You are not alone. Approx 10% of the UK population have a fear of the dentist.
The three top fears are as follows:-
Fear of the dentist and receiving dental care can also be referred to as odontophobia, dentophobia, dentist phobia, and dental anxiety.
Dental phobia must be tackled head on. Our oral care is vital for health and wellbeing. So below are some tips for help with the fear of the dentist.
I am one of those people who are terrified of the dentist. I believe it may have come from when I was younger and had to go to the dentist many times . I never liked going to the dentist and it would take twice as long as normal as I used to always ask them to stop as the pain was really bad.
This fear as continued into my adult life and I have often stopped going to the dentist until absolutely necessary.. That was until a few months ago when I n found a fantastic dentist who is patient, caring and understanding.