Dental anxiety is neither uncommon nor a new occurrence. Plenty of people opt to endure pain from a cavity, infection, or another issue rather than go to the dentist. Sometimes, it’s based on a past experience, while other people are just anxious about having someone else poking around their mouth with dental tools. This is okay. It’s perfectly understandable, and you are not alone.
There are many dentists out there who understand and are sympathetic to this anxiety, and they have a solution: sedation dentistry.