Feeling anxious about going to see your dentist is, unfortunately, a common problem amongst adults in the United Kingdom. People can go for years without visiting the dentist and think nothing of it, until something serious starts to go wrong in their mouths. And that’s the problem: for most people, most of the time, with sensible care and a healthy lifestyle, dental health simply won’t be a problem. But going to get your teeth and gums checked regularly is necessary so that serious problems can’t get out of control.
If you feel anxious about going to see your Bath dentist then this will not be an easy proposition however. Dental anxiety often has psychological roots in unpleasant memories of childhood treatment or even the assimilation of negative stereotypes regarding the way that dental surgeries operate. Sometimes patients fall out with staff at the surgery or are unhappy with something that has happened with their dentist and are reluctant to return for a check up.
The fact is that many of the negative stereotypes about dentistry and dental surgeries are hopelessly out-dated these days. Gone are the dingy, unwelcoming surgeries of the past as dentists take the time to make their places of work welcoming, in order to entice patients in a make a more pleasant environment for all.
Most visits to the surgery for most people won’t involve any treatment at all. Contrary to popular myth, dentists are not desperate to get their drill out at any given opportunity and, in any case, many procedures which used to be carried out with a drill now utilise painless Waterlase technology.