logo mc


Mon / Frid

logo mc

5800 Colonial Dr - Suite 406

Margate, Florida 33063

(954) 971-8800

Fax: 954-979-8498

Fear of Dentists Not Grounded in Reality

Our Schedule Is Constantly In Flux

According to some estimates, about 75% percent of US adults suffer from some form of dentophobia or a fear of going to the dentist. This is an actual psychological condition in which people suffer real anxiety about visiting their dentist’s office.


While the fear these people experience is real, the motivations behind dentophobia are not, although they once were. Most people who suffer from dentophobia are worried that their experience at the dentist’s office is going to be painful. But thanks to modern dentistry, most dental exams, procedures, and treatments are essentially pain-free.


Cause of Dentophobia


Most of the time, dentophobia is caused by cultural or environmental conditioning. People fear to go to the dentist because other people tell them that it’s going to be a painful or negative experience. This inaccurate information could come from popular culture like TV or movies, or from friends, family members, or co-workers.


The idea that going to the dentist is a painful experience is rooted in truth, although outdated truth. Prior to today’s advanced dental techniques, many dentists would deal with most dental problems with extraction — pulling out the affected tooth — which could be a painful and even traumatic experience for the patient.


Today, however, extraction is rarely used. Instead, dentists have new, painless treatments that generally try to save the original tooth rather than pull it.


Cure for Dentophobia


Dentophobia can be cured by simply visiting an experienced dentist who uses contemporary, painless dental techniques. Once the patient understands that going to the dentist isn’t generally painful, they no longer fear the experience.


Avoiding to the dentist because of dentophobia typically will cause more pain and suffering than overcoming the anxiety. Untreated teeth will decay and worsen, causing more tooth pain, tooth loss, gum disease, and other serious dental issues.


Dentophobia belongs in the past. Visit your dentist to get the treatment you need without pain or worry.

0/5 (0 Reviews)


Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

read more

December Appointments

Schedule Your December Appointments Now

  December traditionally is one of the busiest months for most dentist’s offices. The reason? College students. When students go away to college in the

Candidate for Invisalign

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

  Traditional orthodontics is ideal for teenagers or young adults who have the time and opportunity to wear metal braces on their teeth for months

Contact Us