Many people feel anxious when facing a dental appointment. This anxiety can be caused by a variety of reasons, including prior negative dental experiences, a fear of pain, or an aversion to a lack of control while undergoing a dental procedure. Dental anxiety can stress people to the point that they refuse to even see a dental professional and may go years without treatment. Delayed appointments can lead to poor oral health, which may necessitate serious dental care in the future. If you suffer from dental anxiety, there are options available to help make your dental experiences less stressful.