Like countless other people, you think of each visit to the dentist as torture.
In fact, dental anxiety may hold you back from getting the care you need on a regular basis. So if you need some help in making your trips to the dental office more enjoyable, then the following tips can help.
Chat with your dentist.
Most dental teams are more than willing to accommodate your needs so that you feel comfortable in their practice. You don’t have to suffer in silence! Talk with your dentist or hygienist to voice your concerns. They’ll be happy to help you, and just talking it out can take a load off your mind.
Take a painkiller beforehand.
This doesn’t mean you should self-medicate before every dental appointment. But if you have an injury or throbbing toothache, dulling the pain before your visit can make it easier to endure an examination.
If you have such a dental emergency or toothache, call your dentist to make sure it’s safe to take an over the counter drug before you come in.
Ask about sedation dentistry.
Some dental offices prescribe anti-anxiety and sedative medications prior to your visit. The medication can help you feel relaxed and calm during treatment.
Dress in loose clothing to add or remove layers as needed.
Having control over your own temperature will help you sit through the appointment in comfort.
Make sure to have a healthy and not-too-heavy meal before your appointment. This will help stabilize your energy levels and emotions and enable you to calmly sit through the appointment.
Want more tips on improving your dental treatment experience? Call your local dental office.
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