Children can be shy in unfamiliar situations. For example, it may be difficult for them to adjust to a new environment on their first day of school. Children can become uncomfortable and fearful as a result of their fear of the unknown. Dental offices are notorious for instilling fear in their patients. Why?
In this blog, we will look at the five most common reasons why children are afraid of dental offices and their dentists. We will also be able to discuss how you, as a parent, can help ease your child’s anxiety.
Fear of the Unknown
Being out of your comfort zone can feel strange and alien. Children frequently gravitate toward and stick to what they are familiar with. However, as they grow older, they will be required to do things that they may not feel comfortable doing. Dental and doctor visits, for example, are two of the most common appointments that your child is unlikely to enjoy. It is understandable that children dislike going to the doctor, primarily because doctors will give them shots or treat them while they are sick and grumpy. But, since dentists do not administer shots or other invasive forms of medicine, why are children afraid of them?
Uncomfortable is the fear of the unknown. Children don’t like to be displaced into a new environment, one that they have no idea what to expect.
THE AUDIO OF THE DENTAL TOOLS
Though dentists do not administer shots or administer unpleasant medicines, the sounds of their instruments are frightening enough to frighten even adults. When children hear the sounds of the drill, they can become instantly chilled and terrified. Though most dental tools are not frightening or dangerous, the sounds they make can be quite loud and irritating. The loud sounds of dental tools, on the other hand, can be frightening to children and make them feel uneasy in the dentist’s office.
Children take the majority of their cues from their parents, and even when they are young, they can detect when their parents are nervous. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, your children will be as well. It is critical for parents to put on a brave face when going to the dentist so that their children do not pick up on their fears and develop their own. It also doesn’t help when mom and dad are in pain and groaning after a root canal or other procedure. While this cannot be completely avoided, it may help to prevent your child from witnessing your anguish.
Fear of pain
In some cases, patients develop a fear because of a past painful experience, but in other cases, simply the fear of pain based on information from media, friends, or family members can cause anxiety. Children can be embarrassed by their dentists. In addition, dentists require you to open your mouth in order to perform your duties. Having to open their mouth for treatment can make some children feel vulnerable. When combined with the discomfort of their procedures, some children find it difficult to visit the dentist.
Of course, other factors can contribute to developing a fear of the dentist; these are just the most common ones we see in our practice. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s anxiety or fears. We are always willing to assist!
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