Every one of us either has a phobia or heard that someone has it, but what is a phobia?
A phobia is a type of disorder, in which you’re afraid of something or a situation.
We all know people who are afraid of insects, darkness, or heights.
But is being afraid of dentists a phobia?
Yes, and many people have this type of phobia no matter how old and brave they are in real life.
How do I know that I have dentophobia?
First of all, you should be honest with yourself as confessing that you have a problem is the first step towards its solution. So, pay attention to your body and if you have a dental phobia, you’ll experience :
But what’s the reason for this phobia?
Keep in mind that by having a dental phobia, you’re missing a lot as your teeth health is getting worse and you miss the opportunity to know how to take care of your teeth from The Good Dentist.
So, how can I get over this phobia?
The first thing to do to overcome any problem is to speak up, as sharing your feelings and anxiety with the team at The Good Dentist will be so effective as we’ll try to ease your treatment and use useful methods in the treatment.
Secondly, try to distract yourself either using a stress ball, listening to something in your headphones, or even watching or TV’s on the ceiling during your treatment.
Thirdly, you can use relaxation techniques as mindfulness distracts you from your surroundings, and that’s by controlled breathing and slow measured breaths or a body scan focusing on your body muscles and trying to relax them.
Keep in mind that having a phobia is normal, but also getting over it is essential, so take your first step in treating your phobia. Give us a call 262-538-0892 or book online for your next appointment and we will help keep you at ease.