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Dr. Cuevas Can Help Address Phobias Or Fears

WHAT MAKES A DENTAL OR PROSTHODONTIST VISIT so scary? Why do thoughts of reclining plastic chairs give some people the chills? Setting aside the high pitched, nails-on-chalkboard-sound one hears during a cleaning, what else do people worry about?

Research shows that 10-20% of people avoid dental professionals because of fear or anxiety, and 5-10% of people have an actual “dental phobia”—meaning they’ll do just about anything to avoid an appointment. Some people who have extreme dental anxiety have good reasons. But here at Fairfield Smiles By Design, we want you to feel at ease and comfortable—whether you are here as our original patient, or you were referred to us by your general dentist.

Perhaps it has come from a previous negative experience with a dental procedure or with a dentist. In other cases, some people just don’t like the feeling of being so close to a dentist or prosthodontist, or the lack of control they feel while they’re lying in the chair. WebMD talks about some ways to help this kind of anxiety.

Simply put, one way is to just tell Dr. Cuevas, or a team member, about your fears. With 75% of us having some level of fear, it’s common. You don’t need to feel alone. Dr. Cuevas didn’t become a prosthodontist to scare people—he became a prosthodontist to help people. So, if you hate tight spaces, or you don’t like not understanding what we’re doing in your mouth, it’s OK to let us know. In fact, we WANT you to tell us. It helps us help you.

We’ll gladly explain every procedure. And although we can’t promise miracles, we can even try to stop asking you questions while you have something in your mouth!

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