Some people become nervous when they think about their next visit to the dentist or suffer from anxiety. They are not alone in this, because every second Swiss person says they are afraid of the dentist. This often manifests itself in sweats, sleeplessness or panic attacks. Most of the time, this fear means that the next appointment with the dentist is delayed, which unfortunately also affects the dental health of the patient concerned and often leads to chronic complaints.
So expresses fear of dentist
A pronounced fear of dentists in patients manifests itself through both psychological and physical symptoms. The signs on a psychological level are, in particular, inner restlessness and nervousness when an upcoming dentist appointment is approaching. The person concerned usually thinks of the upcoming appointment continuously, in addition nightmares and insomnia can occur at night. It is not uncommon for the upcoming appointment at the dentist to be canceled or postponed at short notice for vain reasons. Physical symptoms are manifested, among other things, by increased sweating, an increased pulse and stomach and intestinal complaints.