Fear of the dentist is believed to keep 9 percent to 15% of Americans from visiting the dentist on a regular basis. Dentophobia, or the fear of going to the dentist, is believed to affect 2.7 percent of men and 4.6 percent of women. You may feel as if you have no other option if you’ve been putting off visits to the dentist due to dental fear. Even so, frequent dental visits with your dentist are required to preserve good oral health. So, what are the options?