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Signs and Symptoms of Dental Anxiety


Posted on 6/3/2024 by Dental Haven
Woman scared to go to dentist before making an appointment at Dental Haven in Appleton, WIDental anxiety is when you have heightened nervousness that is a result of visiting your dentist for any dental procedure. We can describe it as stress, panic, or fear that you may experience in the dental room. Some of the common symptoms include sweating, increased pulse rate, or having a nervous stomach.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Dental Anxiety


Dental anxiety or phobia will trigger emotional, cognitive, physical, or behavioral responses. When you have that level of anxiety, it is common to feel like you should skip your dental appointment. Common signs and symptoms include sweating, upset stomach, high blood pressure, and racing heartbeat, as well as signs of panic, withdrawal, and fainting, among others.

Common Causes of Dental Anxiety


If you have had a bad or traumatic dental experience in the past, it is common to feel some level of anxiety. In other instances, it can occur due to fear of pain or fear of injections. Anything in the dental clinic can make you have anxiety issues and panic from agreeing to dental procedures.

Best Ways to Ease Dental Anxiety


The best way to ease dental anxiety is to communicate your fears to us. Sharing your concerns is quite therapeutic and will ensure that you are at ease. Do not be afraid to speak about your fear of injections, anesthesia, or pain. Another way is to distract yourself, such as by keeping something in your hands, such as a stress ball. You can also wear earbuds or headphones and listen to your favorite music. You can also take advantage of TV or video setups to distract yourself.

Adopting other coping techniques, such as controlled breathing or meditation, will also help to feel relaxed during the entire process. In our dental clinic, we understand that dental anxiety is quite common, and we aim to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. We provide a stress-free environment and ensure that you experience minimal pain during any procedure. Please discuss your concerns with us beforehand so that we can find a personalized approach that fits your needs.

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