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  • What is Dental Anxiety?

    Dental anxiety is a highly prevalent condition affecting approximately 30% of the population. Dental Anxiety is a reaction to an unknown danger. Dental anxiety is quite common and most people experience some degree of dental anxiety especially if they’re about to have something done which they’ve never experienced before. Basically, it’s a fear of the unknown.

    What causes Dental Anxiety?

    There are many reasons why some people have dental anxiety. Some of the common reasons include:

    Fear of pain

    Fear of pain is a very common reason for avoiding the dentist. This fear usually stems from an early dental experience that was unpleasant or painful or from dental “pain and horror” stories told by others. Thanks to the many advances in dentistry made over the years, most of today’s dental procedures are considerably less painful or even pain-free.

    Fear of injections or fear the injection won’t work

    Many people are terrified of needles, especially when inserted into their mouth. Beyond this fear, others fear that the anesthesia hasn’t yet taken effect or wasn’t a large enough dose to eliminate any pain before the dental procedure begins.

    Fear of anesthetic side effects

    Some people fear the potential side effects of anesthesia such as dizziness, feeling faint, or nausea. Others don’t like the numbness or “fat lip” associated with local anesthetics.

    Feelings of helplessness and loss of control

    It’s common for people to feel these emotions considering the situation — sitting in a dental chair with your mouth wide open, unable to see what’s going on

    Embarrassment and loss of personal space

    Many people feel uncomfortable about the physical closeness of the dentist or hygienist to their face. Others may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth or possible mouth odors.

    How to alleviate Dental Anxiety?

    The key to coping with dental anxiety is to discuss your fears with your dentist. Once your dentist knows what your fears are, he or she will be better able to work with you to determine the best ways to make you less anxious and more comfortable. If your dentist doesn’t take your fear seriously, find another dentist.


    If lack of control is one of your main stressors, actively participating in a discussion with your dentist about your treatment can ease your tension. Ask your dentist to explain what’s happening at every stage of the procedure. This way you can mentally prepare for what’s to come. Another helpful strategy is to establish a signal — such as raising your hand — when you want the dentist to immediately stop. Use this signal whenever you are uncomfortable, need to rinse your mouth, or simply need to catch your breath.

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    Monday: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
    Tuesday:11:00 am – 07:00 pm
    Wednesday:11:00 am – 07:00 pm
    Thursday:11:00 am – 07:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am – 05:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 05:00 pm
    Sunday: 9:00 am – 05:00 pm

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    London Square Dental Centre is by far the BEST dental centre I have been too. I usually get my teeth cleaned every three months and I am yet to find somewhere that’s as professional, efficient and relaxing. The booking process was quick and easy, I got booked in fairly quick for my appointment. Hanna, which is the only dental hygienist there, is a professional and takes her time with each of her clients, I can only imagine how hard she works for being the only hygienist, but yet, she takes her time with her clients, and doesn’t take short cuts, she engages in conversation and makes it a fun experience while you are there.

    Paul Petkoff

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  • London Square Dental Centre

    3545 32nd Ave. Unit 230
    Calgary, AB T1Y 6M6

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