Dental Anxiety

Many people are frightened of visiting the dentist. Possibly due to bad experiences as a child or adult, unsympathetic dentists, surgery smells, embarrassment about their teeth, not being in control, fear of the unknown, or even the noise of the drill. But dental care has come a long way in the past 50 years, and it is now possible to carry out dental work in a comfortable and painless way.

Possible Solutions

  • Communicating your fears and concerns – we are good listeners at Metro City Dentistry. It is important that you can talk about your fears and concerns with us openly and comfortably.
  • A full explanation of the procedures involved – often something as simple as an explanation of how the dental procedure will be carried out step by step in a non-technical way will relieve your fears.
  • Try to be open and honest with your dentist if you feel embarrassed about the condition of your teeth or your lack of previous dental care. The important thing is that you’re taking a step in the right direction to resolve the issue.
  • You can bring along a partner or friend to the appointment if it makes you feel more comfortable.
  • Bring your music for the treatment- listening to your favourite songs through your headphones will help you to cope with the anxiety.

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