January 28, 2016
You probably know the feeling — it’s been awhile since you’ve visited the dentist, but you just can’t seem to bring yourself to schedule an appointment. Nerves, dread or outright fear prevent too many adults from seeking the dental care they need. Because this anxiety is a huge barrier to preventive care, people sink into the harmful cycle of only visiting the dentist when they’re already experiencing pain. But by then, the problem is often difficult to fix with conservative treatment — and more drastic measures must be taken.