It is a horrible feeling being nervous about doing something you don’t like; in which case you would normally avoid it like the plague if you can. The problem is being nervous about something that is necessary for the sake of your health and that you need to have done- like going to the dentist. It is reasonable to say that there is a fairly high percentage of people in the city of Leeds that still break out in sweats and start shaking at the very mention of the word dentist. Why? It’s a difficult question to answer because everyone has their own bespoke reasons but the solution is inevitable- you have to confront it otherwise it can hinder your treatment and affect your oral health. Lest we forget the dentist in this too, for a nervous patient can be tricky to treat as well. The answer is to sit down with your dentist and state your case until you get to the bottom of your fears: dentists are not only good listeners, but you may be surprised to discover that they are trained in dealing with such problems. Then, the dentist can tell you just how advanced modern dentistry is, almost to the point of treatments being virtually painless these days; and if you still aren’t convinced, you always have the option to choose some of the great sedation techniques dentists offer these days. Remember, it is good to learn about all the treatments you are going to have beforehand so that you get to choose how you want things to go- it will make you feel better and so it should, after all, it’s you that’s paying for it.