Many people who have an aversion to dental visits go to them anyway. But other folks’ aversions are so major they don’t go at all. When people never or hardly ever go to the dentist, they’re harming their teeth and overall oral health. This evasion can result in a multitude of conditions: cavities, plaque, tartar, loose teeth, gum disease and lost teeth.
But rest assured that at the office of Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA, our skilled practitioners are devoted to the care and comfort of every patient. We’re highly experienced at putting concerned patients at ease. Our expert and highly knowledgeable dentists and staff are friendly, cheerful. Our first mission is to comfort our clients so they can relax.
The reasons behind a dental phobia can be deep and tough to identify. That’s where psychology comes in. Just knowing why you’re afraid can be the first step to conquering it. Can you or someone you know identify with these possible causes?
The sensation of being trapped and not in control: It can be very disconcerting to be confined to a chair with some hovering over you and “invading” your mouth. And having sharp instruments and a drill roaming around your mouth doesn’t help the situation either.
Embarrassment: If it’s been quite a while since an individual visited a dentist, his teeth may be in poor condition and he may be ashamed of them.
Bad memories: Those who were traumatized or negatively affected by previous dental visits will shy away from future dental care. The trauma could involve one or more events, such as inferior care, immense pain or a provider with an unpleasant demeanor.
Low tolerance for pain: Yes, there can be some minor physical discomfort involved in a dental visit, but just about every treatment can be numbed with Novocain.
Overcoming your fear of dental treatment is a huge achievement, and carrying through with an appointment is a wonderful breakthrough. The office of Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA maintains a solid position when it comes to staying at the forefront of advances in care and offer effective solutions. For more information on our practice and the variety of services we provide, please call our office today.
By Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA
November 25, 2020