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Dental fear is a real fact that dentists are confronted to every day. It is quite common that patients experience a wide range of negative feelings ranging from anxiety to fear to dental phobia.
WHY DO I EXPERIENCE FEAR OF DENTAL CARE?
There are various reasons the most common are :
Bad experience in the past. According to some studies this is true for some 80-85 % of dental phobias. This not only includes painful dental treatments but also psychological traumas, such as being humiliated by the dentist.
Fear of loosing control. As dental care is quite personal and sometimes invasive patients are afraid of loosing control over the situation and / or fearing a negative outcome.
Phobia. Irrational fear that has no reasonable explanation.