Dental Tips Blog

Oct
13

Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

Believe it or not, lots of people are afraid of going to the dentist. If you are one of them, you’re not alone! Dental care is a necessity, but many people put it off until pain or discomfort become so significant that they can no longer delay it any more. Here are a few great tips to keep in mind when you want to have the best dental experience possible. 

Ask about sedation

Sedation dentistry is a perfect option for people that are anxious about going to the dentist or just want to have the most comfortable treatment possible. Depending on the procedures being completed, some people prefer sedation so that all of their treatment can be finished in just one appointment. There are different types of sedation available, ranging from prescription strength oral sedatives to IV sedation. 

Consider bringing your headphones

It’s fine to want to tune out everything going on around you. Loud noises in the dental office bother some people and can be distracting, especially if you’re trying to relax. Instead, be sure to have your favorite playlist loaded on your phone and bring a pair of earbuds to wear. Turn up the tunes during your treatment and help tune out everything else. 

Schedule your visit first thing in the morning

If you come early in the day, you’re well rested. Things like your blood pressure and blood sugar levels are regular, and physically you just feel better at the start of the day. If you have to hype yourself up all day for a dental appointment later in the day, you might make yourself sick to your stomach and make the visit into something it isn’t. 

The best way to improve your visit is to be honest. Always communicate with your dentist and dental team about what you need. They are more than willing to help make accommodations! Now you’re ready – Call your dentist today to schedule your next visit.

Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists

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