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Many people worry about going to the dentist. You may be very
nervous and may actually feel sick to your stomach. Some people become so
nervous that they just don't go to the dentist. But this can lead to
serious problems, including infected gums and teeth, difficulty chewing, and
lack of self-confidence because of bad teeth or bad breath.
To help get over being nervous about the dentist, it is helpful to
first understand why you may be nervous. Reasons include:
To help feel less nervous about a dental visit, try the
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerArden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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