When you’ve got a dental appointment coming up in Chelmsford, do you find yourself constructing a little horror film in your head and start shaking with fear? Do you also feel nauseous when you pass a dentist, or even think of one? If you do, then like a high percentage of the population, you are suffering from some form of dental phobia. It’s a very invasive condition that can not only prevent you getting a decent level of dental treatment that you need, but can also spread and spill over into other aspects of your life. It’s very difficult to determine what causes dental phobias without a proper psychological breakdown. Maybe you associate all dental treatments with pain from past experiences to you or others, maybe you see a dentist as some type of bully, like someone you knew at school. Your fear of needles might have sprung from inoculations that you had as a child; whatever has caused these problems, you need to seek professional help. However, you can confront it yourself as well. To start with, you should talk to your dentist about your anxieties and fears- they are an understanding bunch who are trained in this very problem and can offer a series of relaxation techniques, sedatives and anaesthetics to make your treatments more comfortable. If you understand the treatments and get to choose what you would like, you become more in control of what happens. If you can succeed in overcoming this phobia, it will be the catalyst to being triumphant in all aspects of your life’ and not just with dental phobia. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.