If the thought of seeing the dentist makes you nervous, you’re not alone. The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education) estimates that some 30 percent of American adults fail to see the dentist as often as they should because they’re afraid. Many are scared that the procedure they need is going to hurt or that the dentist will find a problem. Unfortunately, delaying an appointment or not going at all increases your risk of developing serious dental trouble that could make future visits more difficult—to say nothing of the possible expense. The truth is that if you see your North Valleys dentist regularly, then the entire process will likely be much easier.