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What are the best techniques to deal with dental claustrophobia/invasiveness?

What are the best techniques to deal with dental claustrophobia/invasiveness?

I’ll try to answer but your question is a bit vague.
I wonder why you are asking.
I think some people feel very out of control in the dental chair and this provokes a panic reaction and the need or want to get out of that situation.
Having dental treatment is invasive and by definition an intrusion in personal space. If anyone else was doing that it would be abuse or assault!
Of course, there is no other way to get dental treatment done and the dentist is a professional person.
The first thing to do is to tell the person who is treating you how you feel, otherwise they don’t know.
Get them to stop if you give them an agreed signal.

I hope this helps a bit,
Jenny

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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