4 Steps To Eliminate Your Dental Anxiety
A vast majority of the population suffers from dental anxiety and it often keeps them from seeking dental treatment. Oftentimes their dental anxiety stems from a fear that is a result of misconceptions as opposed to real explanations. Also, often times this is the result of a bad experience the person may have had as a child. However, below are 4 steps, including the utilization of IV Sedation, you can take to help relieve yourself of dental anxiety:
1. Talk to Your Doctor
If you are experiencing severe dental anxiety to the point where it is keeping you from visiting getting dental work done then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to set up a consultation. Doing so will allow you to discuss all of your fears in person allow your doctor the chance to answer your questions and help relieve you of your dental anxiety. They can alleviate your dental anxiety by discussing advancements made within dental technology and how it makes dental pain minimal.
2. Show Up at a Reasonable Time
Also, if you show up to your dental appointment as a reasonable time this will help to alleviate most of your dental anxiety. This is because if you show up to your dental appointment too early you will allow yourself more time to contemplate and introduce thoughts into your mind about what you think your dental treatment will consist of instead of what the treatment or procedure will actually entail.
3. Listening to Music
When you are at the doctor and especially while you are sitting in the dental chair it would be very beneficial if you listened to music. Doing so will help to relieve you of your dental anxiety by helping to relax you while you receive dental treatment. While you drift away to the sounds of your favorite music you can receive quality dental treatment and even undergo dental procedures all at your comfort level.
4. Sedation Options
Thanks to advancements in sedation dentistry we are able to offer our patients IV sedation to help relieve them of their dental anxiety. To learn more about how we can relieve your dental anxiety with IV sedation reach out to our office to make an appointment.