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Fear is a genuine emotion that can manifest itself very differently from person to person. For some, sweat, trembling and a rapid heartbeat are common in fearful situations. For others, hot flashes, chills or pain and tightness accompany their fearful situations. Fear is common and varies from person to person and often depends on history and past experiences.

Top Phobias

VeryWell Mind lists the ten most common phobias. Do you recognize or identify with any of these?

  1. Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
  2. Ophidiophobia – fear of snakes
  3. Acrophobia – fear of heights
  4. Aerophobia – fear of flying
  5. Cynophobia – fear of dogs
  6. Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning
  7. Trypanophobia – fear of injections
  8. Social Phobia – fear of social situations
  9. Agoraphobia – fear of being alone
  10. Mysophobia – fear of germs

Helping You Navigate Your Dental Fear And Anxiety

Our team at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry understands the impact fear and anxiety can play in a person’s life. We don’t take the dental fear and anxiety hurdles lightly. We know they can be a barrier to getting the dental care a person wants or needs. If your fear and anxiety, as it relates to dental care, has become a barrier to getting dental care, call our caring dental office to discover all the ways we have tried to make your dental visit with us as relaxing and pain-free as possible.

Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Services For Your Fear and Anxiety

  1. Lightwalker Dental Laser
  2. Dental Wand
  3. Sedation Dentistry

Don’t let dental fear and anxiety hold you back any longer. Call and book your appointment with Dr. Forehand, Dr. McPherson, or Dr. Wisner today.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany…

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Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an…

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Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients. Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his…

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538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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