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.