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Addressing Dental Fears Starts by Letting Us Know About Them

Posted on 7/10/2018 by JJ Perkiomaki
Dental Fears Ashley Bennett DDS and J.J. Perkiomaki DMD PC OR 97221Are you afraid of dental work? No one really likes having someone else poke and prod their teeth and gums, but it's necessary if you want to have good oral health. If you're afraid of coming to visit us, it's understandable and nothing to be ashamed of.

Many people are scared of the dentist, the doctor, and other people who might have to do procedures that are a little bit painful. You don't want to let that fear keep you from coming to get help, especially if you're already in pain or know something is wrong.

It's not always easy to overcome your fears, but there is one thing you can do: share them with us.

Why It Matters

If we know you have some concerns or downright fear of visiting us, there's no shame in saying so. In fact, it actually helps us. If we know you have concerns, we'll be especially careful in explaining everything we're doing and letting you know what you can expect. Often, fear comes from simply not knowing what will happen. It's the fear of the unknown that holds people back from getting the care they need.

We address this fear by walking you through every procedure before it's done. You'll know what to expect, whether it's from a simple cleaning or a more advanced procedure. There won't be any surprises. If you have any questions, we'll answer all of them before anything is done.

Fear of Confirmation

While fear of the unknown holds some people back, others are afraid that we'll confirm the oral health problems they already suspect exist. Once we confirm it, it's real. While that's true, it also means we can get to work dealing with those problems. If you don't come see us, the problems don't just go away. They will only get worse.

Let us help you deal with your fear of dental work. Call us today to schedule an appointment and let us know your concerns.

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