Those who are scared of undergoing dental procedures could find it helpful to communicate their thoughts to the medical professionals beforehand, while people who focus their attention on unrelated thoughts to distract them from daunting emergency dentistry procedures could also feel more at ease.
Discussing pain relief options with dental professionals could also take the focus away from treatments for frightened patients, as well as provide reassurance.
Acknowledging technological developments in the oral health industry, Asia One columnist Su Aziz advises hesitant emergency dentistry patients to discuss any past traumatic experiences with oral health professionals.
Meanwhile, BBC News has suggested there are two types of dental apprehension, with most people displaying dental anxiety, which is a mild fear.
Dental phobia affects around ten per cent of people and is a more serious sense of dread.