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If you feel nervous when you think about going to the dentist, you are not alone! Dental anxiety is a prevalent condition. There are a number of reasons why a particular person may feel afraid of visiting the dentist. A person may have a fear of experiencing pain, the fear of not being in control, fear of the needle, fear of embarrassment, fear of the drill, anxiety due to costs or a combination of fears.

As a patient, it is important to try and figure out which aspect it is you are afraid of. This can help to deal with your phobia. If you can identify which aspect it is that scares you, your treatment can be tailored specifically to help manage the anxiety. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to give us a call at 416-296-0400 ext. 2 and let us know if you have any questions or concerns even before you have an appointment booked.