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Do you ever feel nervous, or even anxious, before a dental appointment? You may be experiencing dental anxiety or dental phobia. If you are experiencing dental anxiety, you are not alone in this.

People can develop these anxieties and phobias for a variety of reasons. Our dentists and team have found that there are some common causes of dental anxiety. These include:

Feelings of helplessness: Many individuals fear feeling helpless or like they have no control. They have to sit still and cannot see what’s going on during a dental appointment. This can trigger anxiety in some patients.

Embarrassment: Some people feel embarrassed or ashamed to have a stranger examine the inside of their mouth. This could be because the person feels that a dentist or hygienist is in their space, or perhaps they are self-conscious about how their teeth look.

Negative experiences from the past: If someone has experienced discomfort during past dental treatments, they may be worried about future dental experiences.

Our dentists and team are happy to provide a welcoming, comfortable environment for each of our patients. We will work with those who have dental anxieties to help them feel at ease during treatment. You having a positive experience is just as important to us as the state of your dental health.

To learn more about our office or to set up your next visit with our dentists in Bogalusa, Louisiana, contact Louisiana Dental Center at (985) 735-0078.