Fear of the dentist is something very common and widespread in our society. We all get a little nervous about going to the dentist but we must distinguish between anxiety and phobia. It is not the same as you sweat a little hands and you find yourself restless in the dental clinic, to have panic to the dentist; a panic that does not let you think and makes you do not want to approach the consultation.
No need to be ashamed
According to the World Health Organization, the odontophobia is very real that affects 15% of the population. And it is that there are extreme patients who do not sleep, cry or become physically ill just by seeing the white coat and dental instruments. Many of them openly acknowledge this fear and do not come to the consultation despite suffering severe pain and discomfort.
These people know they have to go to the dentist. Pains, bad breath or appearance of their teeth remind them that they should not postpone passage through consultation but panic what the dentist can do them seems insurmountable.