What are the causes of fear of the dentist?

Fear of the dentist is very personal; Varies greatly from one person to another. Many Odontophobic recognize that fear comes to them from previous bad experiences; above all, of childhood. Common fears are pain, needles and extraction of the tooth; but there are other common causes such as:

  • The humiliation that can suffer from the comments on your teeth and oral hygiene by the dentist.
  • Insecurity of not knowing what will make or how long exactly, resulting in the patient feeling of lack of control.
  • White gowns, masks the smell of consultation and tools are commonly associated with pain, inconvenience and discomfort.
  • Usually you do not know they’re going to make exactly.
  • The position in which you are performing the treatment is uncomfortable with mouth open and barely able to move and creates a feeling of insecurity and vulnerability.
  • The dentist mistake and then the end result is irreparable.