Our focus is on the people – that means you! We will address your situation individually in a personal, confidential preliminary discussion and discuss every planned examination and treatment with you in detail so that you can sit back and relax. Are you afraid of drills? Don't worry, because we use the laser and save you from unpleasant drilling noises. We also use intraligamentary anesthesia (ILA), a gentle, modern method to apply anesthesia in the lower jaw. Only the tooth to be treated is anesthetized and not half the jaw, as was previously the case with the usual anesthesia of the lower jaw nerve. By the way, we have a lot of positive feedback from our patients about Ms. Med. dent's gentle anesthetic technique. Get Marinescu. Many people don't even notice that an injection has been given!
According to surveys, around 20% of the population are afraid of going to the dentist. In a minority, this can also take extreme forms that go beyond a queasy feeling and latent fear and require treatment under anesthesia or general anesthesia. In these cases one speaks of a phobia (dental phobia). Traumatizing experiences in childhood are often responsible, where dentists do not pay enough attention to the special needs of children. If this experience happened very early, the anxious patient doesn't even have any memory of it. But subsequent dental treatments that were not carried out professionally or traumatic root canals can also be responsible for the fear of the drill. In addition, fear of injections (fear of the anesthetic injection), general fear of pain, loss of control or other general fears and phobias can also be a cause of fear of the dentist.
In order to overcome fear of the dentist, you need positive stimuli, i.e. positive experiences at the dentist - for example with pain-free treatments. In addition to the tools of modern dentistry that make exactly this possible, we are particularly interested in treating anxious patients respectfully and building a lasting relationship of trust. It is also important to us to create a pleasant atmosphere for you in the practice. Together we can do it and conquer the fear of going to the dentist step by step. Just get in touch with us. We are here for you!
Dental fear is an intense emotional reaction triggered by the idea of going to the dentist or by actual experiences at the dentist. Symptoms can be very varied, from general discomfort and heart palpitations to profuse sweating, tremors, and nausea. In some cases, panic attacks can also occur.
Fear of the dentist is a widespread phenomenon that affects people worldwide. Research estimates that 10-20% of people experience some form of dental fear, and in 5-10% the fear is so severe that it is classified as dental phobia.
Yes, there are numerous therapeutic approaches to help people with dental fear. Specialized psychologists can use behavioral therapy methods and some are trained to deal with anxious patients. Medications such as sedatives may also be used.
Children are particularly susceptible to fear of the dentist. This is not only due to possible bad experiences, but also because children can take on the fears of their parents or caregivers. That's why an early, positive introduction to the subject of going to the dentist is so important.
There is no clear evidence that fear of the dentist is genetically inherited. However, there is evidence that general anxiety disorders can run in families, which could potentially also influence fear of the dentist.
Embarrassment about the condition of one's teeth or the length of time since the last visit to the dentist can significantly intensify anxiety. This often leads to a vicious circle, because the worse the condition of the teeth becomes, the greater the fear of going to the dentist becomes.
Modern dentistry is offering more and more gentle methods that are less invasive and therefore less frightening. These primarily include laser treatments and sedation during treatment, which put anxious patients into a relaxed state.