If you have ever dreaded or feared your trip to the dentist, it may be due to dental anxiety or phobia. Even though many dental procedures are painless or only mildly uncomfortable, many patients feel strong hesitation when it comes to setting a dental appointment. For some, the solution is simple: don’t go to the dentist. The problem with this idea is that dental issues that are not treated promptly worsen the longer they are ignored. What could have been a simple fix may end up requiring a lengthier or more extensive dental procedure in the end. The Difference Between Dental Anxiety and Phobia While dental anxiety and…