Many patients suffer from anxiety when visiting the dentist. Some 40% of all patients feel uncomfortable. Some may not be aware exactly what they are afraid of. There can be many causes of distress. The sounds, the smells, the feeling of not being in control, etc. If you feel anxious you may look for excuses to stay away. Fear of a dental appointment could result in failing to visit your dentist for several years.
Painless treatment can be a great help in dealing with anxiety. Providing sufficient time for every intervention is of particular importance. It is also imperative that the patient is carefully informed about exactly what each treatment involves.
If you are anxious or afraid, you should acknowledge your anxiety and tell the dentist about it. Ideally, you should inform the secretary already when you make your appointment. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to hesitate in explaining exactly how you feel.