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There are a few common misconceptions between dental anxiety and dental phobia. Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition where a person experiences heighten stress during basic dental procedures. An individual that suffers from dental phobia often feels a strong and unreasoning fear of visiting the dentist at all.

Dr. Groover offers some basic considerations for individuals that have struggled with dental phobia.

Without the benefit of your regular dental check up you are sure to suffer issues with hardened tartar at the gum line and potentially serious staining issues.

Hardened tartar at the gum line is the primary causes of periodontal disease. Even brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, is not enough to prevent tartar buildup. Tartar that is allowed to build up for too long can cause the gums to recede from the base of your teeth. This allows bacteria access to the gum line, which can cause periodontal disease and bone loss in the bones that anchor the teeth in the mouth.

Hardened tartar can only effectively be removed by the tools and training employed during Dr. Groover’s regular dental checkup.

It’s important to keep in mind that dental phobia is a recognized psychological condition with many different treatment options available. Everyone working in Dr. Groover’s office is a highly trained dental professional, dedicated to helping you maintain good oral health.

If you have dental phobia, and you are overdue for your regular dental cleaning, please call Dr. Groover’s office at 801.756.5136 to schedule an appointment.