It is no secret that people dread having to go to the dentist, and some avoid it all together. Dentistry, as an established craft, began in the early 1800’s and even in recent years, dentistry has become far more advanced. So why do we see people refusing to come to the dental office? Modern surveys have shown that 80 percent of adults have anxiety about going to the dentist, and 5 percent of that group say that they avoid it all together.
Many people have not realized that the dentist they remember is not what dentistry is now. The industry has made the dental visit much more comfortable for the patient. There are no longer huge needles to inject anesthesia, the Wand is a computer controlled machine that uses a much smaller needle and is less painful. If you do not like needles at all, there is a nasal spray that is FDA approved that takes them out of the equation completely. The dental tools have also been improved. The once loud and invasive drill has been replaced with a much easier to use, smaller, and quieter counterpart. If the drill still bothers you, many dentists have noise canceling headphones. Digital imaging has taken the place of dental impressions. Needless to say, your dentist wants you to come to the office and so do your teeth!