A phobia is defined as a paralyzing fear and when patients suffer from dental phobia, our doctors at All Coast Dental will do everything we can to make them as comfortable as possible. Most people can live with dental anxiety, but when a fear of the dentist keeps a person out of the chair, it can be detrimental to their oral health and can lead to tooth loss down the road.
People develop a fear of the dentist for different reasons. Dental phobia can stem from a bad experience, fear of drills, or a fear of not having control. Patients who suffer from dental phobia suffer from poorer health because chances are they haven’t been to the dentist in years. Dental phobia can be treated, and if you are willing to discuss your concerns and fears with us, we are determined to help you achieve optimal oral health.
If you have questions or concerns regarding dental phobia, please give us a call. To learn about services provided at our practice, visit www.allcoastdental.net for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA, call 858-270-4904.