Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing
1233 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Suite G, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Why Do People Fear Dentists?

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For a victim of dental phobia, the mere sight of a dental clinic can result in a cold sweat. Defined as an irrational or excessive fear that provokes an intense response and avoidance behaviors, a phobia can cause significant distress. In the case of dental phobia, it can affect the quality of one’s oral health. A dental phobia can be difficult to define because there are many types of fears associated with dentistry. Some fears are perfectly rational. Others may be irrational or rooted in general distrust. An extreme, overwhelming reaction is often indicative of a phobia, but many subtypes of dental anxiety and phobia exist.

Common Causes and Risk Factors Associated with Dentist Phobia

Virtually anyone of any age or from walk of life can suffer from dental phobia. Here are some of the most common causes and risk factors:

  • Previous frightening, painful, or humiliating experiences in a dental setting
  • A history of physical or emotional abuse, including bullying
  • An uncaring or cold dentist, especially one who does not manage patient pain
  • Fear of embarrassment or criticism of oral care habits
  • Horror stories told by others or a loved one’s reaction to a negative dental experience

Effects of Dental Fear on Daily Life

Besides the uncomfortable symptoms from anxiety and untreated dental problems, the effects of dental fear can lead to a loss of self-esteem and a sense of guilt over dental neglect. In some cases, poor oral health can lead to general health issues, and the effects on a person’s social and professional life can be significant. Extreme dental phobia may even cause a patient to avoid all medical doctors for fear of them suggesting dental treatment after an oral examination.

Is Dental Fear Justified?

Today’s advanced dentistry is usually pain free, and modern dentists are more aware of the devastating impact of dental fear. Many who suffer from dental phobia report that finding a compassionate dentist who is willing to work with them to reduce anxiety has made a world of difference. Patients looking to escape dental anxiety should speak openly about their concerns with a dentist who understands and cares about their fears.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Stockbridge, call Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing today at (770) 872-0728 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Stockbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing.

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Never have to wait long for my appointment the staff is friendly and approachable. Dr. Perez is the best Dentist I have ever had. He is knowledgeable and works with the patients to ensure the best […]
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I have very bad anxiety an Dr.Perez and Tam & staff did amazing at pulling my tooth. Im grateful to heroes like them who help others. I’ll be coming back for cleaning etc.
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The staff with Dr. Perez is awesome! I would never go anywhere else. Laurie seems to work all around the clock, never a moment to spare, however always willing to do more! Ms. Kerrin is never at a […]
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The staff are friendly, caring & professional. Dr Perez has the best “bedside manner” you’ll ever find and his knowledge, experience & expertise are simply incredible. The pricing is […]
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So far, my dental experience has been wonderful. I like them because they have staff that is knowledgeable, and caring. The cleaning I had ,although intense, was made bearable because I had an […]
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I was afraid to have my dental procedure, but your staff made sure that I was comfortable. And the procedure went well. Dr. Shatz was excellent.
Jane L.
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Michael H.
The people that work there are really, really nice and you will receive great dental work. They are very gentle and they make you feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend their office.
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