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Are you Anxious about the Dentist?

Posted on 4/10/2015 by Zac Bird

A woman suffering from dental anxiety.If you have anxiety about seeing the dentist, you are not alone. 15 percent of Americans actually avoid going to the dentist due to some level of anxiety. The problem is if you are among this 15 percent, you are putting your oral health at risk. By avoiding your regular dental appointments, you could be ignoring serious issues that are occurring in your mouth.

Since your oral and physical health are related, you could also be harming your physical health in the long run.

How to Handle Dental Anxiety

There are many ways that you can get over your anxiety and get the dental attention you need. Whether you suffered a traumatizing experience, have a fear of pain or do not like when you are not in control, there are ways to manage your anxiety during the appointment. First, it is very important to make your fears known to us. When we are aware of the difficulties you have in the dental chair, we can make accommodations for you. A few of the ways we have helped patients manage anxiety in the past include distraction techniques (the use of music during the procedure), relaxation techniques and the use of various forms of anesthesia.

Getting over your Dental Anxiety

Oftentimes dental anxiety is worse before you get to the appointment, but once you arrive, it is not as bad as you anticipated. Getting here is half of the battle; once you make the wise decision to come to the dentist, we can do whatever it takes to ensure your comfort to allow you to have the necessary dental procedures completed in order to enhance your oral health as well as to help you overcome your dental anxiety.

Don't let dental anxiety control you. Schedule an appointment today!








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