Are there dentists who don’t mind working with fearful patients? My dentist seems to get tired of how frightened I get during my dental appointments. It’s to the point where I am considering not going to the dentist anymore.
Denise – Kansas
I’m sorry your current dentist is making you self-conscience about your anxiety. It shows a lack of consideration to his patients. There are dentists who not only don’t mind fearful patients, they enjoy treating them.
Generally, they are driven by both compassion and a desire to help you feel differently about dental care. You can find them by doing a search for a “sedation dentist” or a “cater to cowards dentist.”
Many of them used some form of sedation, such as oral conscious sedation. It allows you to have appointments that are completely pain free, simply by taking a pill.
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