A 43-year-old member asked:
what do i do to get over my fear of the dentist?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Francis answered
29 years experience Periodontics
Just go: Don't listen to others, especially the older generation that went through some rough dental treatment. Ask your best friend what dentist to go to, and then go and i bet you will find out it is not bad at all.
Answered on Dec 21, 2014
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch answered
25 years experience Dentistry
Break the cycle!: Usually fear keeps some patients away from a dentist until their dental issues become major problems requiring more invasive dental work. If all of your visits to a dentist begin with you in pain, not too much positive reinforcement there for you. My advice is to bite the bullet, explore sedation if necessary, get your oral health in order, than start fresh with regular maintenance visit.
Answered on Mar 29, 2014
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