This is something every dentist hears almost every day of their professional career. I heard it again just the other day.

Unfortunately, most of these people have very deep-seated fear…and for good reasons. This particular patient told us, with fear in her eyes, that she had been traumatized in the past by not just one, but by several dentists. When she complained that she was feeling pain, this doctor just ignored her and kept on working. This situation creates the fear of being out of control, fear of not knowing what is next, and causes a feeling of claustrophobia.