First of all, it is important to know the difference between fear and phobia
There are over 80% of the population who are afraid, to varying degrees, when visiting the dentist. They may be afraid of pain, afraid of needles, afraid of instruments, afraid of noise, afraid of being afraid…
On the other hand, for less than 5% of patients, visiting the dentist is a real phobia and even prevents the normal functioning of these people. They will have incredible pain and will never go to consult, due to this phobia. These cases require a consultation in psychology, in order to undertake a cognitive-behavioral therapy to combat this phobia. Once the phobia is treated, it will be easier to meet with your dentist.