For dental phobia sufferers even something as simple as having their teeth cleaned can be a traumatic event. The problem can be greatly alleviated by discussing any fears with the dentist.
The dentist can:
– Take the patient through the procedure step by step
– Lessen anxiety by suggesting methods of relaxation
– Possibly offer sedation to keep the patient comfortable and/or asleep during the procedure.
In extreme cases it may be “beneficial to find a dentist who utilises sedation dentistry” and this might be considered after a consultation. Further information about dental phobia can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-you-have-severe-dental-phobia-heres-how-your-dentist-can-help/