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May 1, 2018

  No matter how routine a dental procedure is, you may feel at least a twinge of anxiety when visiting the dentist. For some, the phobia is so extreme that they will endure gum disease, tooth pain, and other ailments just to avoid an examination. An estimated 30 to 40 million Americans have some form of dental phobia. Certain oral diseases can compromise the health of your whole body, so it is important to schedule regular dental visits. Discolored, missing, broken, or otherwise unsightly teeth and gums can negatively impact an individual’s self-esteem, leading to problems in his or her personal and professional life. Here’s how to diagnose and manage dental anxiety so you can visit the dentist worry-free.

Diagnosing Dental Anxiety

An individual with dental anxiety will experience nervousness or unfounded fear of an upcoming visit. Even