I fear going to the dentist because when the dentist uses the drill or any other instrument in which air is blown into my nose, I start to hyperventilate, and feel that I am not getting enough air. I feel as though I am suffocating. As long as the dentist does not use any instrument that blows air, I am fine. I have asked friends and family if this has ever happened to them, and they respond no. I have not heard of anyone experiencing this before. What could be causing this?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 14 - April - 2011, at 10:30 AM

  • It happens with some peole. It is because of the dental fear or anxiety. You must have some previous bad experience and every time the drill is used you become hyperentillated. if you are very anxius then you can opt for consious sedation in which you are sedated to the extent that you are no longer anxious but you have control of all the things like your respiration.For more info on dental anxiety you can visit the following link...www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-dental-anxiety-350.aspx

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