Many people prefer to postpone their treatment because they are too scared to think of sitting in a dentist’s chair. However, this postponement causes the problem to grow, thus prolonging the duration of treatment. Because when the dental treatment is postponed, it is not an improvement. For example, you can relieve the pain of your tooth for a while in a variety of ways. However, the problem to can be solved by a single session may progress to root canal treatment. Thus, you may need to be treated 2-3 sessions instead of one session. This situation applies to all dental problems, deferring only causes the problem to grow. In fact, it is normal for you to be afraid of going to the dentist. The mouth is a sensitive region, and the thought of the pain will cause the patient to feel fear. You are not alone. One out of every two people suffers from this fear. This fear, often triggered by a negative experience in the past, especially in childhood, can turn into phobia at later ages. Some patients may even get escape of the treatment because they think that water will escape the throat. The sound of the instruments that the dentist will use may scare them too. In particular, if you avoid treatment in emergencies, that means your fear of dentist is a phobia. With psychological help and therapies, you can overcome your fear.

What is the reason of the fear of dentist?

The main reason for this fear is the needle. Some patients have a general fear of needles. Today, with the developing technology, the patient is offered many options without pain. Since the diameter of the needles used is as thin as 0.35-0.40 mm, most patients do not even feel that they have been injected. In spite of this, with the use of pre-needle anaesthetic spray, the patient does not suffer from the pain. In most people, the basis of the fear of dentists begins in childhood. Fear, which starts in childhood, continues to grow during adulthood because of the frightening reactions of adults or parents.

Overcoming Dentophobia

First of all, you need to want to defeat the fear and you have to trust yourself that you can overcome it. Another important step is to trust the dentist who will treat you. Before treatment you should talk to your doctor and ask all the questions you have in mind, the details of the treatment, the duration and the effects of the anaesthesia to be used. Today, teeth and jaw treatment methods are provided enough. After the treatment, pain can be prevented with various painkillers. Making sure that your treatment is hygienic, painless and is the most appropriate method for you will greatly support to overcome your fear. Delaying the going to the dentist increases the pain and prolongs the treatment process. Try to overcome your fear by thinking about it. For healthy teeth, you should not only neglect your visits to a regular dentist, but you should get used to the dental chair as well as the treatment of problems at the initial stage.