dental phobia

What Is Dental Phobia?

At NYC Smile Spa, we specialize in treating patients who suffer from dental phobia, a serious, often paralyzing, fear of visiting the dentist. Many people who struggle with dental phobias stop visiting the dentist altogether and often end up developing serious issues with their oral health. Eventually, this can lead to problems with eating and living everyday life. Postponing routine dental care and necessary treatments can lead to more complex dental problems and the need for additional treatments. This is not ideal for someone who suffers from dental anxiety. It can become a vicious cycle.