Suffer from dental anxiety and looking for a dentist in Amsterdam?
Some people don’t look forward to dental appointments any more than they look forward to visits to a physician. Most dental procedures aren’t painful. However, just being examined can make people feel stressed.
Most people can live with having some anxiety about going to the dentist. For those with dental phobia, however, the thought of a dental visit is terrifying. They may be so frightened, in fact, that they’ll do just about anything to avoid a dental appointment. A phobia is an intense, unreasonable fear. People can fear a specific activity, object or situation. People with dental phobia often put off routine care for years or even decades. To avoid it, they’ll put up with gum infections (periodontal disease), pain, or even broken and unsightly teeth.
In the Netherlands there are close to one million people who experience severe anxiety, dentist fear or phobia towards a visit to the dentist. These people regularly skip annual check-ups with all the relevant negative consequences and often present with problematic teeth, gums and molars.
The cause of anxiety or dentist fear
The causes of fear of the dentist are diverse and in many cases originate in childhood. The most common causes of anxiety are:
- Bad experiences with the (school) dentist
These experiences can remain with you and increase your fear of the dentist.
- Experiences of third parties
Under this resorts horror stories and experiences of others, including parents, who typically also have anxiety or fear of the dentist.
- Sound of the drill
This causes constant fear of pain, especially drilling through nerves or the tongue.
What does Tandarts Jordaan do to combat dentist fear?
At Tandarts Jordaan we understand that patients may experience anxiety or have a fear of the dentist. This is why we find it important to listen to you, the patient. We take the time to explain to you what you may expect and what the ensuing treatment precisely entails. By proceeding at a steady, unrushed pace, taking our time and maintaining good rapport with the patient, we have helped many patients through their fear of the dentist.
Would you like to make an appointment with our Dental Anxiety Dentist?
Are you looking for a dentist with experience and empathy in dealing with people who have a fear of the dentist? Make an appointment at Tandarts Jordaan and choose a date and time that suits you. Tandarts Jordaaan is open until 21h30 on several days of the week, if your choice is to come by in the evening. In addition, Tandarts Jordaan is also open on Sundays. If anything is unclear, please contact us right away.
Need an emergency dentist in Amsterdam?
Do you have an emergency? Call us on 020 612 12 43. We are sure to assist you with your emergency considering our ample opening hours.