There are multitudes of us who suffer from the fear of tooth wear treatment. It could be a feeling of uneasiness at going to a dentist. Or at times it may even take the proportion of a major phobia at having to do so.
How exactly to cope with such fear?
There is good news in this corner. One can overcome such fears, or so it is said. First, one must not shy away from talking about such feelings. One should open up to people about them and not keep them closeted in ourselves. Also, one should be aware of the fact that there are dentists who themselves specialize in treating people with dental anxieties.
One can go online and check out the dentists who offer this line of treatment and approach them for help. Or else, one can even go to your regular general practitioner who can suggest a professional dealing in cognitive behavioral therapy for you. This is a technique which can be used to the way one thinks and imagines certain nuances of one’s life and times.
If one does get help, it could be that the dentist or the therapist asks you to go at your own pace with the treatment. That is, first get used to the surroundings in your dental clinic, make yourself familiar and at ease with it, and then actually get treated for the condition. This therapy works best if your fears are stemming from some bad experience during say, your childhood with dentistry.
Signal your dentist
At times, for overcoming the fear of tooth wear treatment, it is suggested that one devises a set of signals between your dentist and you. During the treatment, if you are feeling particularly uneasy and feel nauseous or like fainting at all, you can signal your dentist to stop.
Sometimes, the dentists even ask you to bring a friend or a relative along with you. The presence of someone who you are comfortable with can help in reducing your fears of the treatment. There are certain other psychological treatments as well. For one, a distraction technique can be used. For example, one can listen to some soothing music or even watch a TV program or a movie which one is fond of while undergoing treatment.
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