Intense fears affect your quality of life. Someone who is very frightened will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being in a difficult situation.
A fear of flying could mean that you do not travel abroad on holiday. Fear of the dentist means that you will probably not go until you have a problem – usually a severe toothache or maybe a broken tooth.
The result is that every visit to the dentist is associated with emergency treatment and this increases the anxiety and feelings of embarrassment.Some authorities assess that 50% of the population are too nervous to visit the dentist regularly.
So, please do not feel silly or embarrassed, you are not alone.
Here at Westview Dental Practice all our staff are accustomed to dealing with nervous patients. We pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate attitude. We will do our utmost to ensure your dental experience with us the least traumatic dental experience you have had.