Updated: Aug 10, 2022
Ever since she was a kid, 45-year-old Jennifer Fernjack has been so afraid to go to the dentist, she’s actually passed out in the dental chair more than once. And she’s not alone. In fact, 22% of people skip the dental care they need because they’re too scared to go.
Today, Jennifer says her fears have been transformed thanks to virtual reality, which is helping patients manage that anxiety. VR is even reducing the need for painkillers during dental procedures.