Whoever wants to enjoy long time his teeth, does not come around a regular visit to the dentist. But many people are going to the dentist an abomination. You have fear of dentists, that is, they are afraid to be someone else comes in pain or helplessness.
According to Spiegel Online, almost 10% fear of the dentist. They range from “normal” fears over light and medium anxiety through to panic – so a full-blown dental phobia.
This article gives some tips on how to avoid the own fears of the dentist or can get to grips with again.
Avoid fear of the dentist in children
If you want a fear of the dentist prevent your children, you can do a bit by him. This already begins with prevention, i.e. to teach his children how to brush their teeth properly and why a regular oral hygiene is so important. After all – the healthier the teeth, the less the dentist to drill.
Talk to your children about teeth, such as tooth decay occurs and what you can do about it. Explain how the dentist can help to repair or maintain the healthy teeth broken teeth.
Against the fear of the dentist in children get in touch with your child for a harmless checkup to the dentist and let you watch it. Choose a dentist who is empathic enough to adapt to children. Tell the dentist that he should show the treatment the child and explain. This can make a visit to the child very exciting and arousing his curiosity.
When a first dental visit for your child is present, select an empathetic dentist. Take your time and go with him to the dentist. Show the child that you are there for him and it can rely on you. Inform. Also the dentist on the “first visit” and ask him or her the child slowly introduced into the procedure to explain what needs to be done for “nice doctor” create a foundation of trust between the child and the.
Tell the truth, if a treatment could be problematic and do not lie to your child, for. Example, “this will not hurt”. Explain prefer that you also may numb the drilling – which briefly pokes a little – and then is quite harmless and painless. Be calm and composed as accompaniment – if necessary; hold your child in treating hand.
If your child participates well, give him a small gift at the end that it was “so brave” – Show your pride and praise it.
Fear of the dentist in adults
If adults have dental fear, this may have very different reasons. Many have had bad experiences in the past – had severe pain or were confronted with rabid dentists who showed no empathy.
Again, everything starts with a good prevention, because the better the teeth, the less need to do the dentist. Search also an empathetic and gentle dentist from or can be such a friend. Even today there are large differences – from the “butcher” by loving “Uncle Doctor”.
Go regularly to the annual check-ups, can perform a dental cleaning 1 to 2 times a year. So you can avoid the dreaded drill best.
Drink before going to the dentist from valerian root, lavender flowers, cones or passion flower herb. Tell your dentist. Other relaxation techniques such as meditation, autogenously training or progressive muscle relaxation can help.
Dental anxiety in adults Inform the dentist about your anxiety -. Many then go on a different you express the wish that you will be informed of any diagnosis and every step. To avoid surprises, and know what will happen. Say that you want a painless treatment – rather an anesthetic too much.
Listen to already in the waiting room’s soothing music. For example, with an MP3 player, to avoid feeling overwhelmed, go to the dentist a sign of -. For example, raise your hand – if a treatment should no longer be “painless”.
Go only to dentists who take their concerns and fears seriously and take steps accordingly. If your dentist is one of the rough varieties, replace the doctor.