There are people who suffer odontophobia or commonly referred to as dental phobia or dental anxiety. Often, these people are those who had traumatic dental experiences during their younger years. Most of the time, people who negatively perceive such an experience may be the result of an uncaring dentist, or a dentist who lacked interaction with their patient or a painful experience though those who had a painful experience but was tended to by a warm dentist did not develop such an anxiety. The thing however is that dental health should not be taken for granted and every person should at least get a regular dental appointment.
Nowadays, people who suffer such a condition are often accompanied with an adult or someone who is closely related to them. At the same time, a dentist may be accompanied by a psychologist to help manage the anxiety of the patient and to find out the root cause of such fear. They try to figure out how the patient perceives the dentist and the overall experience and find out what caused them to develop such a perception. In addition, patients undergoing through a dental session no longer need to worry about experiencing pain since there is anesthesia to counter the pain a patient may experience through extraction. In fact, today’s technology allows painless injections which do not even require a dose of anesthesia. It is important that a dentist knows proper dental anxiety management for him or her to be trusted by his or her patients.