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Overcome fear of the dentist before it affects your oral health
Updated: 3/30/2012 5:00:18 PM

Overcome fear of the dentist before it affects your oral health
Fear of of the dentist can affect a person's oral health if it keeps them from regularly visiting their dental health professional. An estimated 75 percent of people have at least a little fear of the dentist, and 10 to 15 percent of people are so scared that they avoid the dentist all together. In response to this, many dental offices have been offering treatment options for people who have phobias.

For example, sedation dentistry can calm patients and can be given in the form of mild sedation, or general anesthesia.

Dentist Samer Itani recommends that patients who are scared schedule time to talk to their oral health professional.

"We suggest you utilize positive conversation with your dentist or hygienist and take whatever time you need beforehand to call us with questions or concerns about your appointment. Stop along the way of treatments or procedures to ask any questions, or even if you just need a break," said Itani.

Individuals should be visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Anyone who is afraid of the dentist should talk to their local oral care provider about their options.

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