Solutions for Overcoming Dental Fear
Dental Anxiety is Not Uncommon
Actually, several studies indicate that up to seventy five percent of Americans experience some amount of dentistry related fear and twenty percent stay away from dental care because of it. If you have a fear of dental work, we want you to know that you feeling safe and comfortable at our office is our top priority.
Dental Anxiety vs. Dental Phobia
Dental anxieties as well as phobias present themselves in a multitude of ways, and specific fears differ from person to person. Dental anxiety might be mild to average, and typically takes the type of a general sense of apprehension and worry when contemplating an upcoming procedure. Dental phobia is a more intense experience, with patients feeling an overwhelming, irrational fear of dental work. This may at times cause them to stay away from care all together.
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We Can Help!
Whatever your level of anxiety may be, Dental Anesthesia Associates, LLC is committed to making sure that your visit is as comfortable, quick and easy as possible. There are numerous solutions for dental anxiety, and we’re prepared to help.
Here are a few popular methods for easing anxiety in the dental office:
Informing us regarding what you’re scared of is a great place to begin. Usually we are able to quell a fear just by providing you proper or updated info. We’ll always keep you informed before, during and after your procedure, making certain you understand what’s going on and the reason we’re doing it.
- Calming Techniques:
Many patients find it helpful to practice controlled breathing or find distraction inside the room..
- Listening to Music:
With most procedures, the use of individual headphones and music is allowed. This’s a fantastic way to keep calm and pass the time while in the seat.
- Oral Sedation:
Based on the nature of your procedure, different kinds of sedation might be offered to you including oral sedation.
- Taking Breaks:
Let us know if you’d want to take a short break during your treatment by signaling with your left hand.