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Taking the Fear Out of Dentistry

By: Dr. Ratti Handa on November 3rd, 2016

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Did you know that 40 million people live in California? Why do I ask this you wonder… well, according to Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 15% of Americans (roughly 40 million people) avoid the dentist because of fear. That’s like saying everyone who lives in California avoids the dentist! That’s crazy.

There are common symptoms that people experience that define dental anxiety— the question is how pronounced are your feelings? Are your fears preventing you from seeing a dentist? If so, I can help you. The prospect of dental work does not need to fill you with terror.

If any of the following describe you or someone you care for, please come talk with me:

– Do you feel tense or have trouble sleeping the night before a dental appointment?
– Do you feel nervous in the waiting room?
– Do you cry (yes, some people cry) when you think about having to go to the dentist?
– Does your heart beat increase at the sight of dental instruments?
– Do you feel physically ill at the thought of making an appointment?
– Do you have trouble breathing when objects are placed in your mouth during an exam?

Together, we will come up with a plan that will make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible. Your dental health is important and doesn’t need to be stressful. 

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