It is a rare person indeed who actually enjoys an appointment with the dentist. Whether it's for a simple
check-up or for more involved surgery, it's only natural to feel at least some trepidation while settling into the dentist's chair. Unfortunately for some people, this natural uneasiness is amplified way beyond the level that most patients experience, and develops into a true phobia that makes a visit to the dental surgery an ordeal. This results in a reluctance to have dental problems checked and fixed, and when this reluctance grows into a refusal it can have long term consequences which can be costly, and cause severe pain and discomfort. However, like any phobia, dental anxiety is eminently treatable, and can usually be resolved fairly simply when the dentist and the sufferer work together to overcome it. Here are some of the best ways to do just that.