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Could you tell me how I could overcome my fear of the dentist?

hello i was wondering how i could overcome my fear of dentist as i have out it off for a while now and as a result have lost allot of confidence,i would really love to have all my teeth fixed and have my confidence back again hope to hear from you soon.

well this question is a start .
Firstly you say you have lost a lot of confidence , which suggests that at one time you did have the confidence to go .
What was it like when you had a successful experience .
Which bits of going to the dentist are you afraid of ?
If you go to my web site, there is a useful questionnaire which lists some of the things people are worried about , fill that in and try to work on what the fear really is .
take small steps , make an appointment , make notes about what you would like to say to the dentist , make them aware of your fear .
Finding out what the condition of your teeth really is , then working on a plan IF you actually need anything doing .
Hope this helps
Jenny

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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