Well, lots of people are actually. Dental phobia is a real thing, and it affects about 13% of the world’s population. A phobia is more than just being a bit nervous. It’s the extreme end of the anxiety spectrum.
If you have dental phobia, you might feel like crying at the thought of going to the dentist in Glasgow. Or you might start shaking or sweating. You might even have a full-blown panic attack when you try to come to the dentist.
There are different root causes for dental phobia. Some are scared of needles, no matter whether it’s at the dentist in Glasgow or at the doctor or hospital. For others, it’s the sound of the drill. Others get flashbacks to traumatic dental experiences from their past, often from childhood. These could be linked to pain or to the uncaring attitude of previous dentists. Other people don’t like the feeling of helplessness and lack of control that they experience when lying in the chair with their mouth open under a bright light.
If your dental phobia stops you coming to the dentist in Glasgow, you can find yourself in a downward spiral of decreasing oral health and increasing fear, knowing that when you do go, the treatment is going to be more invasive.
Award-winning dentist for nervous patients
Tiwari Watson Dental Care has won the award for best dentist for nervous patients at the Scottish Dentistry Awards for 3 years in a row. We make sure you are in a friendly, caring and relaxed environment where you will receive high quality gentle dental care. We can offer various ways to distract you during treatment, such as watching movies on video goggles while we insert your dental implants. Dr Raashi Tiwari is well known for her ability to put even the most nervous of patients at ease.
Often, the best way to relax is to take your visits in small steps. Why not stop by and get used to the place first without having to have treatment? Give us a call and explain your needs and we will do our best to turn your dental fears into positive experiences.