A significant percentage of the population is afraid of the dentist but these people are also aware that the dentist is an indispensable professional to take care of our oral health.
If we ask ten people what exactly they fear when going to the dentist, about eight will not be able to give a concrete cause. The fear we feel at the dentist is sometimes relative and undefined, so if we find a dental clinic with a comfortable and relaxed environment, these fears may disappear forever.
If all you feel when you go to your dental clinic are instruments of cold steel, the white coat and the mask of the dentist and the typical smell of the antiseptics you will probably want to get out of there fast and not look back.
However, if you are welcomed in a pleasant environment, you are invited to move to a comfortable waiting room, with some magazines and also some relaxing music, you will feel better when you have to enter the cabinet.
The first thing when choosing a dentist is to be professional and highly qualified. Next, the attitude of the dentist is another important factor to consider.
Do you receive him with a smile on your first visit? Does he try to talk to you and tell you what he sees during the dental scan? If this is the case, it means that the dentist cares about you and is trying to make you feel comfortable. Even if you cannot talk because your mouth is completely open during the scan, listening to what is being told can distract you.
The truth is that there are some dentists that are not so nice when it comes to treating you. If you do not feel comfortable during the initial exploration, you will not feel comfortable when you have to perform an extraction, a filling or any other treatment. Therefore it may be advisable to look for another professional.
In case you are extremely sensitive to pain you should not hesitate to tell your dentist. This way he will pay attention and try to work more slowly, generally he will explain the procedures that he will carry out so that you do not feel so afraid.
Also in these cases the dentist may consider using more anesthetic to ensure that you do not perceive any type of pain.
In summary, feeling comfortable is one of the most important factors when choosing our dental clinic.