Does going to the dentist make you feel nervous? Are your palms sweaty or your blood pressure high by the time you walk back to the treatment area? If so – you’re not alone. Even though most people aren’t afraid of going to the dentist, many people experience mild anxiety or nervousness – something known as “white coat syndrome.”
This doesn’t have to be the case of every dental visit. In fact, your dental team wants you to feel relaxed during your appointment. It helps them work more efficiently when they know that you’re feeling calm and comfortable.
Here are 3 simple steps to make your next dental visit easier than ever before:
Music soothes the soul. Create a playlist of your favorite tunes and pop your headphones in as soon as you have a seat. We promise you – we won’t mind a bit! It’s one of the easiest ways to tune out everything else going on.
Ask for Nitrous Oxide
Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) can be added onto just about any dental appointment – including cleanings. In just a few minutes you’ll feel calm and relaxed from head to toe. The simple, affordable procedure is completely safe. You’ll even be able to drive yourself home!
Schedule Your Visit First Thing in the Morning
Having an appointment mid-day or at the end of a long day at work will simply give you more time to get worked up. It’s best to have your visit first thing in the morning when you’re well rested. Pop right in as soon as the office opens and then enjoy the rest of your day without having to think about getting to the dentist!
Need something a bit extra? Ask us about sedation options that can make your visit go smoother than ever.
Posted on behalf of:
Dr. Farhan Qureshi, DDS
5206 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
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