Are you a Dental Phobic?
Take the test to find out.
Find A Dentist Near You Start Here

Expert answers

We know how daunting dental treatment can be. Our Dental Phobia certified experts are here to help ease your mind before treatment by answering your questions.

What can I do about my fear of needles?

I am terrified of the dentist especailly the needles, i keep cancelling appointments even though i want to go, what can i do to try get over this? my family are getting fed up with me and its making me feel worst. what can i do

Hello
Firstly is your needle phobia about needles in the gum , or about needles in general ?
Have you been to the dentist to find out what you need , and does that involve having an injection ?
Dental Injections can be given much more comfortably these days with the use of topical gels , and something like the Wand .
Go to www.painfreedentistry.uk.com for some descriptions , perhaps try to find a dentist that uses this as they have the right attitude .
Also connect with www.dentalfearcentral.org they have some good literature and you can share with other people in your situation .
Some people are so phobic of injections that they need some help from a Clinical Psychologist , your GP may be able to help with a referral /

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
Copyright 2021 Dental Phobia | GDC | Last updated: December 2021 Website design by The Fresh