Dental Anxiety

Let Lassus Tandartsen help you overcome your fear of visiting the Dentist

Does the thought of visiting the dentist provoke a sense of unease, anxiety, or even outright fear? Then you should know that you’re not alone in this. This phenomenon, often referred to as dental anxiety or dental phobia, is surprisingly common. According to a study published in the Journal of Dental Research, approximately 36% of the population suffers from dental anxiety, while an additional 12% experience extreme dental fear, often categorized as dental phobia . This means that nearly half of all individuals may have some form of apprehension about visiting the dentist.

Let us help you deal with your dental anxiety

If the feelings described above sound familiar, you should know that not only is fear of visiting the dentist incredibly commonplace, but at Lassus Tandartsen, we can put you at ease and provide you with the extra support you need.

Dental anxiety can often lead to the missing of regular checkups, which in turn can cause more serious issues such as tooth decay.

If dental anxiety is an issue for you, the first step is to let us know when making an appointment. This way, during your first appointment or intake we’ll know to put you even more at ease. Be rest assured that we won’t carry out any invasive or painful treatment during your first appointment. Only dental checks and X-rays will be taken.

Dealing with dental anxiety the Lassus approach

Our approach is as follows:

Communication: Openly discussing your fears with us can lead to a more comfortable experience. Our specialists will tailor their approach to ease anxiety by explaining procedures in detail or taking breaks during treatment. We will listen carefully to you to ensure that the experience is as comfortable as possible. We will explain all or any treatments you require step-by-step in detail. The fear of drilling or injections or previous bad experiences in the dental chair often contributes to dental anxiety. By taking the time to explain how we approach treatment, this will help put you at ease.

Sedation: For severe anxiety, sedation options such as local anaesthetic can help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s worth knowing, however, that most treatments nowadays are completely painless.

Don’t Be Embarrassed or ashamed

As we’ve said, dental anxiety is something that affects a lot of people. If you’ve put off seeing the dentist for some time, you might feel embarrassed about the condition of your teeth. Be assured that Lassus Tandartsen is a supportive, non-judgemental dental practice. We are here to help you achieve the best possible condition for your teeth.

Tips for a positive dental experience at our practice

  • Come to your appointment as relaxed as possible. Breathing exercises can help and avoid drinking coffee or other caffeinated drinks beforehand
  • Let us know about your anxiety beforehand so we can be prepared to support you
  • Feel free to bring a friend or family member with you during the appointment.
  • Listen to your favourite music or podcast

Dental anxiety in Children

Children’s fear of the dentist is quite common. At Lassus Tandartsen, we have considerable experience with children and are proud of our family-oriented dental practice. We take extra time to make children feel at ease and overcome their fears of visiting the dentist.

Register as a client of Lassus Tandartsen

We have three practices in Amsterdam and locations in Lelystad, Tilburg and Oisterwijk. Register with us today. Feel free to call or email us, and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have.