The fear of going to the dentist, more common than many of us believe, afflicts between 9% and 15% of Richmond dental patients. In fact, many state they avoid visiting the dentist due to this fear or anxiety. They often exaggerate their worries through a sense of anxiety about an upcoming dental visit. Richmond cosmetic dentistry professionals believe that through our gentle dentistry and painless dentistry techniques Richmond dentists can ease even the most severe anxiety.
Richmond dentists find people exhibiting dental phobia show a more serious condition leaving victims terrified and panic-stricken. They will do anything they can to avoid going to the dentist, classic avoidance behavior. People with dental phobia also exhibit the following signs:
o Escalating feelings of nervousness while in dental office before visit
o Feeling physically ill or mentally upset at the thought of going to the dentist
o Trouble sleeping before dental exams
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