Overcoming your fear of the drill
Does the sound of a dental handpiece (you may know it as a "drill")
cause a white-knuckle, cold-sweat reaction in you? Do you avoid going to
the dentist, even for routine exams, because you're afraid a cavity may
be found, again bringing to mind the dreaded drill? If so, you're not alone.
Jay Orlikoff, D.D.S., spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry,
says this reaction is common in many people.
Dental Treatment Can Be Pain-Free!
Nervous about going to the dentist? Here's some good news: Modern dentistry can be pain-free! But there are some steps you must take to ensure that you and your dentist are on the same page regarding pain control. By working together, you and your dentist can choose from a wide range of anxiety- and pain-relieving methods and medications that will eliminate discomfort.