Anxiety, Surgery and You

A tooth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures.

Nowadays, it is extremely quick, almost always painless, and involves only a minimal amount of aftercare. For most dentists, it is so routine that most could do it with their eyes closed, (though it isn’t recommended). In other words, there is absolutely no reason to worry about having a tooth pulled. The risks are virtually non-existent and the treatment can instantly cure chronic pain and infection.


As with most dental procedures, the notion of what must happen is much worse than the actual extraction. The mouth is a soft and sensitive area. To go in there with metal tools and remove parts of the body seems like a frightening thing to someone that has never had a procedure done before. Rest assured though, the anxiety is the hardest part. However, if you are dealing with feelings of fear or extreme anxiety leading up to a scheduled extraction, have a chat with Dr Harrison.

Dr Harrison is a caring professional, unlike any others you’ll encounter. The old fashioned clichés of the stern and commanding doctor, in a white coat, could not be further from the truth. If you tell your Dr Harrison that you are very worried about having an extraction, he can discuss your fears with you and try to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about the procedure. Never underestimate the power of a friendly chat.