I have a question for you. Why can’t dentists do an appointment without torturing their patients? I have gotten to the point where I don’t want to go anymore.
Elizabeth B. – Nevada
You’re not the first person to wonder if dentists weren’t just a little bit sadistic. However, most dentists go into the field because the like to help people and want to fix things. I will admit some are more skilled at being gentle than others.
Because of that, a lot of people have dental anxiety. That can actually exacerbate the situation. However, it is a little unrealistic to think a patient can just stop being fearful.
One thing that can really help is sedation dentistry. This can give you a totally pain free appointment. In fact, depending on which type of sedation you choose, it’s possible you could not even remember the appointment at all.
I hope this helps.
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