Dental anxiety is a term used to describe fear, anxiety or stress in a dental setting. Being scared to visit the dentist can result in delaying or avoiding dental treatment. Dental anxiety can be associated with certain triggers such as needles, drills or the dental setting in general.
When dental anxiety is severe and results in irrational fear and complete avoidance of going to the dentist, it can be classified as a dental phobia.
We specialize in treating patients with dental anxiety, so we regularly see patients that have not been to the dentist for years or even decades as they have been scared of the dentist but need treatment after all. Most of the time the dental phobia is caused by a previous bad experience like a scary dentist or lack of empathy or information. At Evergreen Dental we have vast experience with treating anxious patients. We are fully prepared so we can help our patients eliminate any possible stress and chair phobia with empathy in order to be able to carry out the dental treatment.