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When Dental Care is Overdue, You Shouldn't Let Fear Stop You

Posted on 1/15/2017 by Dr. Kelsey Ullsmith
A woman suffering from dental anxiety.
Going to the dentist is something that some people just struggle to bring themselves to do. They want to go in and get a clean and healthy mouth, but either fear or bad experiences (or both) have made it to where they have avoided the dentist for far too long.

If you are struggling with getting yourself in to see the dentist, don't let fear take over your life. Take control over your future dental health by finding the right dentist for your needs.

How to Find a Dentist That Understands

The first thing you need to do is call around. Talk with dentists in your area, and get a feel for a few of them. Some are going to be more specialized in fearful patients than others, so find a provider that is going to be able to help you overcome your fear.

Next, speak with the dentist directly. If you find one that you like, don't just talk to the office staff. Ask when you can have a quick conversation with the dentist, and set aside that time to speak with them. Once you speak with the dentist and discuss your concerns, you should feel more at ease. If you like the sound of the dentist, schedule an appointment to go in.

Finally, know that the longer you wait, the worse things are going to get. They may not be as bad as you think they are, but they will likely become worse if you wait longer. Your health depends a lot on how healthy your mouth is, so take the time to get in to see a dentist you feel comfortable with soon.

Your oral health isn't going to stay good just because you are nervous. Contact our office to find yourself a specialized dentist today and take the power away from your fear.

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