Do you have friends or family members who struggle with dental fears? They are quite common. Many people get nervous thinking that every procedure is going to hurt. Others worry because they do not understand the procedures. The unknown is a very common thing for people to feel anxious over.
If your loved ones want some help facing this fear, then you may be able to help. Sometimes, all they need is a little information to help make the process easier.
Listen to Them When They Talk
One way that you can help them face their dental fears is by simply listening to them. They may tell you in simple terms what bothers them, or they may just allude to it. Either way, listening to them talk can be a huge help. Another option you have is to help them look up what goes into the procedure, if that is where their nerves originate.
If they do not want to look up what goes into the procedure, then you may want to offer to accompany them to our office. Then they can talk about their fears and you can fill in the blanks if they forget to mention anything.
Make Sure They Understand They Are Not Alone
The best thing that you can do when it comes to helping them face a dental fear is to let them know that it is very common. There are more people out there who struggle with dental fears than they likely realize.
Encourage them to talk to us about it at our next appointment with them. We can address their fears and tell them the solutions we have in place to help them remain calm. We can help them face their dental fears, too. However, we need to know about them in order to offer help.
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