Posted on Dec 23, 2019
It shouldn’t be surprising to learn that dental anxiety and even dental phobias are very common. In fact, around 10-15% of Americans will avoid visiting the dentist because of anxiety and fear. This is around 35 or 40 million people! So, if you’re one who suffers from dental phobias or anxiety, please know that you’re certainly not alone.
People who suffer from a fear of the dentist can experience an increased risk of gum disease and earlier tooth loss. In addition to dental problems, a fear of the dentist can cause emotional damage as well. This is because teeth that are not properly cared for may become damaged or discolored, leading to self-esteem problems and insecurity.
Below are a few ways to manage your anxiety of the dentist, making appointments easier to deal with:
If you’re experiencing fear or anxiety about an upcoming root canal at our Centennial, Colorado endodontic office, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Syrpes and Pangborn is located here in Centennial, but we also see patients from the surrounding areas including Castlewood, Southglenn, Dove Valley, Denver Tech Center, Foxfield, Lone Tree, Cherry Creek, and Greenwood Village, Colorado.