Understanding Dental Anxiety

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Do you ever feel nervous or anxious before or during a dental visit? You may be experiencing dental anxiety or dental phobia. If you are experiencing dental anxiety, you are not alone.

People can develop these anxieties and phobias for a variety of reasons. Dr. Condie, Dr. Tuft and our team have found that there are some common causes of dental anxiety.

Pain: Many adults are worried about experiencing pain or discomfort in a dental visit. This is likely because when they were young, many of the advances in “pain-free” dentistry had not yet been made.

Embarrassment: Some people feel embarrassed to have a stranger look inside of their mouth. This could be because the person feels that a dentist or hygienist is in their space, or perhaps they are self-conscious about how their teeth appear.

Negative experiences in the past: If someone has experienced discomfort during past dental appointments, they may be nervous about future dental experiences.

Our dentists and team are happy to provide a friendly, comfortable environment for each of our patients. We will work with those who have dental anxieties to help them feel at ease during treatment. You having a great experience at Condie & Tuft Family Dentistry is just as important to us as your dental health.

To learn more about us and our services or to schedule your next visit with our dentists in Springville, Utah, contact our office at 801-489-7364 today.