Dental fear

Dental fear

It is important to serve patients with dental fear tactfully in order to keep the fear under control and alleviate it. This is why dental fear should be brought up at the appointment or when making the appointment. Letting the personnel know of your fear in advance enables the dentist and the nurse to treat you appropriately. Remember, you are not the only one who is afraid of the dentist!

Frequently asked questions

How could I alleviate my fear of dentists?

Conquering the fear of dentists begins from trust between the patient and the dentist. It is important to find a dentist who is experienced in treating patients with dental fear to build a good patient and dentist relationship.

You can discuss the ways of alleviating your personal dental fear with your care provider. For example, many find the situation more relaxing if the dentist remains calm and describes the process along the way. If entering the clinic already makes you nervous, maybe you could alleviate your fear by visiting the waiting area without an appointment.

Sedative premedication can be administered before the therapy if needed. Sedation is also an efficient way to relax the patient and get rid of fear. Fear can also be alleviated with hypnosis treatment. In severe cases of dental fear, it might be justified to treat all the teeth during one appointment under general anaesthesia.

Local anaesthesia feels painful; what can I do?

If you are afraid of the anaesthetic injection, we can apply anaesthetic spray or gel on the injection site, which makes it virtually painless. At CDG, we always strive to perform all operations with as little pain as possible, using the available pain alleviation methods.