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What do I need to do to get over my dental phobia?

Help me please. I know and have know for a while abot the treatments available to treat dental phobia but I dont know what treatment fixes what, if you understand? The term dental phobia is very broad, I dont know what eactly bothers me as I have never had any childhood experiences that have negativley affected me. despite this everytime I go I feel like I’m about to get on a stage aged 10. It really does bothere me but looking at all the treatmene ts makes me think too much, I dont know where to start, could please help me with this? any help is appreciated, thanks..

In a way you have answered your own question .
Each person has different problems , different things they are afraid of . The answer for each person should be tailored to their personal needs .
Finding out what treatment you need is essential so that you can find out what might be involved .
It sounds as if the anxiety about waiting for the dentist is a problem , and you feel like a small child again with an authority figure .
Actually you are a customer , and therefore are on equal terms with the dental staff . You should try and have the courage to tell them how you feel , and ask questions .
Sometimes too much information about stuff that doesn’t apply to you is not helpful

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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