How to Solve Dental Anxiety
Do you or a loved-one suffer from dental anxiety? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Millions of Americans are afraid of going to the dentist, usually due to bad dental experiences in the past. However, the team at Advanced Dental Care is here to let our patients know that there’s no need to be afraid of visiting the dentist, and that dental anxiety can be easily alleviated.
The first and most important step in alleviating dental anxiety is communication. If you have dental anxiety, let your dentist know. Additionally, tell them what exactly scares you about going to the dentist – is it potential pain? A bad dental experience? Needles? Having to get fillings? Having a serious oral health issue? Whatever causes you dental anxiety, be sure to let your dentist know so they can work around these issues as best they can.
The second thing that it’s important for anxious patients to do is select a great dentist – there’s simply no need to be afraid of visiting a great dental office. Do your research before selecting your dentist, including Google and Health Grades reviews. By visiting an office you know will be accommodating and gentle before ever even going in, your dental anxiety will be greatly reduced!
In addition, the vast majority of dental fear is created purely out of thin air. When it comes to pain and discomfort, the cast majority of our patients at Advanced Dental Care report feeling no pain whatsoever, even for invasive procedures like root canals.
Still feeling anxious about visiting the dentist? Get in touch with us, and our staff will work with you to alleviate your dental fears!