Got Dental Fear? Use These Tips And Tricks

Got Dental Fear? Use These Tips And Tricks

Posted by ALLURE DENTAL CARE OF MAPLE LAWN on Mar 9 2023, 02:27 AM

Got Dental Fear? Use These Tips And Tricks

Dental phobia or fear of the dentist is often caused by previous traumatic dental experiences. Many people have a fear of the dentist that keeps them from getting the treatment they need.

Discuss your fears with your dentist

Talk to your dentist about your anxiety, fears, or concerns that you may have based on other past experiences. It is very important for you to let them know that you are feeling nervous so that they can help calm you down and make you feel more relaxed. If needed, your dentist can provide you with some oral medication to help you relax during your procedure. 

Ask for dental sedation

If you have severe anxiety or are unable to tolerate treatment, talk to your dentist about your options for sedation dentistry. Oral sedatives, nitrous oxide gas, and IV sedation are all available to help you relax and feel calm before and during your procedure. Your dentist will go over your options in detail during your consultation and recommend the best sedation option for your needs.

Bring a friend or relative for support

Bringing a loved one can be a great source of comfort during a dental procedure. They will help keep you from feeling alone and scared during the treatment. They will also make you feel more at ease and relaxed.

Consider bringing a friend or relative who you know will keep you distracted and help you stay calm and relaxed. They will assist you in any way they can. They will be there to hold your hand, give you words of reassurance, and even hold your head up if you fall asleep while being treated.

Your friend or relative can also help you remember all of the details from your procedure by doing things such as taking notes for you or making mental notes to help you keep track of all the details and important information from your appointment. After your procedure is done, they can help you get home and settle back into your normal routine. 

Bring a diversion to occupy your mind during procedures

Distractions can keep your mind thinking about something else so that it doesn’t wander into negative thoughts while you are undergoing a procedure. It can also help you relax. Remember your headphones? You can consider bringing a pair with you, or you can even bring a book to read if that’s your preference. You can even bring along a tablet to watch a show on Netflix. All of these can help you focus on something other than the procedure you’re going through. If it’s your first time undergoing the procedure, you can also ask your dentist for advice on what you can bring so you can occupy your time during the procedure. You can also ask for recommendations for TV shows that you can watch while you’re in the chair.

If you are looking for the best dentist who can treat your oral issues, visit ALLURE DENTAL at 8170 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 150, Fulton, MD 20759. Call us at (240) 456-0717 to book an appointment. 

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