It is really easy to say I just hate everything about dentistry and it does not even stands out from the mainstream first reaction for going to a dentist. We continue to dislike when it comes to drilling, filling and billing.
Actually, dentists are not the bad guys they (at least some) trying to have the experience as good as possible, but later on that. Let us see 10 popular things we do when it comes to dentistry – to better understand why we are keep delaying our appointments.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #1 ‘Not necessary’
We have to admit some of us like to say ‘Oh, come on. It’s alright!’ and don’t think any dental work is necessary. As I mentioned it previously, this could easily make a little scrape and polish to a root canal treatment and other serious issues as well. Regular check-ups should keep our mouth healthy so no more delays keep our smile getting more shining and beautiful.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #2 Bad Memory
Do you have a childhood bad memory of a terrible dentist? Well, join the club. There are (too) many of us struggling with prior experiences with dentist and it is pretty hard to let go of that. However, every time you enter a dental practice it could feel like you are one step closer to forget those nightmares and with modern dentistry continuously developing it is much less of a hassle today.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #3 Cost
Dental prices are continuously rising and it is not showing any signs to keep doing it. Some people cannot even afford basic dental care. The feeling that you are not able to pay for a decent dental care can be very upsetting. This is why money is the one of the biggest issue in today’s dental practices. This is the number one reason why dental tourism is flourishing.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #4 Pain
Lot of us keep asking ‘Does it going to hurt?’ and the answer is always the same: ‘No…’ but sometimes it does. Our teeth can cause us a lot of trouble and can be excruciating to feel a cavity forming. Sedation can numb your mouth locally, so you will not feel anything during the whole dental procedure.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #5 Anxiety
Drill, noises, vibration and spray, needle, scraping tools are amongst the centre of our anxiety when it comes to sitting to a dental chair. Sedation could help ease these and you will feel that you are not worried at all.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #6 Invasive
Someone has its hand in our mouth! Dentists come into our personal aura every time and until they are going to have a magic wand it will remain the same. This is why the relationship with your dentist can be important.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #7 Lectures
We hate being scolded and getting lectures about flossing and proper oral hygiene. Not just afraid but rather we go back to a child and feel very uncomfortable with the situation. Speaking up should be the first issue here and you might consider changing your dentist if it keeps continuing.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #8 ‘Haven’t gotten around to it’
It is basically the same as the #1. With having so much people who lost their jobs it is understandable that our top 10 priority list doesn’t contain our healthy mouth but rather finding a proper job or earn more money, etc. However, if we keep pushing that appointment date even further, we are going to face more terrible news than ‘you are overweight’.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #9 Poor Service
Tailored to our budget we’ve got a treatment from our (not) beloved dentist, alright. What happens if something goes wrong? Can anything go wrong with my dental work? Well, it is easier said than done, though every professional face some failure per cent and even the best dentists could make a mistake.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #10 Horror Stories
We hear a LOT about dental horror stories and have to conclude that people love bad news and scary stories. Positive stories are so rare and – for us – even unacceptable or just over our limit that we do not hear about them only their opposite sides. This is an issue with every segment, though dentistry is a very sensitive area and thus one bad story could ruin a dental office.
Why We Don’t Go to the Dentist #+1 Dental Tourism
If it is horror stories we cannot go past the phenomenon called dental tourism. With that additional fears come like distance, (lack of) aftercare options and the simple fact that there is a stranger has her hands in your mouth. However, with dental tourism evolved it cannot really afford to let even one patient go, so security and the level of professionalism are a must-have next to excellent customer service.
It is always better to prevent bad dental conditions, but learning from these 10 things could help us a lot coping with dentists. If you have a good relationship with your practitioner you should have any problems – in theory.