Dental fears are common among both children and adults. Yet dental anxiety should never interfere with your ability to seek proper oral health care. While you may feel embarrassed or even frustrated about your fear of the dentist, the truth is that most people feel nervous about sitting in the treatment chair. The good news is that you can use these tips to overcome anxiety and become comfortable with going to the dentist. You may also be a candidate for sedation dentistry that uses medications to ensure that you are completely relaxed throughout the procedure.