Posted on 2/28/2019 by Roberta Cerveny, DDS
|Each year, thousands of people fail to get the dental treatment that they need because of one common denominator – fear.
Unfortunately, if you let your fear get the best of you, your oral health could suffer. Regular dental appointments are needed to treat problems when they are in their earliest stages before they become big concerns. These tips can help you to overcome your fear and to get the treatment that you need.
Tell Us about Your Concerns
The most important thing that you can do if you have dental anxiety is to talk to us about it. We want to help you through the process and can work to ease your fears. With many sedation options available, you can get the treatment that you need while remaining comfortable.
Bring a Support Person
You may find it easier to get to the dentist if you have a support person along for the ride. Ask someone that you trust to come with you to your appointment. Ideally, this person shouldn't have any dental fears so that he can support you throughout the process.
Find a Distraction
Many people find it easier to visit the dentist if they have some type of distraction available. If you like music, feel free to bring in your headphones or ear buds, and while we work on your mouth, you can relax.
Practice Relaxation TechniquesThere are many great relaxation techniques available that can help you to stay calm throughout your appointment. Learn about mindfulness and meditation or seek out an instructor that can help you with deep breathing exercises. A counselor or therapist can also recommend relaxation techniques to help keep you calm.
We want to help you stay calm and relaxed so that you can get the dental treatment that you need. Call us today to set up your next appointment and let us know if you have any concerns about the process.