Dental anxiety is a real condition. Almost everyone suffers from dental anxiety in one form or another. For many, it is not a big problem and they simply overcome it. For others, it makes it hard for them to get the oral health care they need. For everyone, learning how to relax when you visit our office can help manage the dental anxiety you feel.
Prepare Before You Visit
Much of the fear that people feel about a visit to our office is because they don't know what to expect. People associate a visit to us with pain and discomfort. This is not based on what happens in our office, but instead is based on what people imagine will happen.
The best way to overcome these fears and to relax during a visit to our office is by preparing ahead of time. A visit to our office before many procedures can help you learn what to expect. We can talk to you about what will happen and what won't happen during your visit. We can show you the equipment we use and the office space. Seeing this in a setting where you are not getting any dental work done can help you relax the next time you visit.
Find Some Distractions Another way to relax is to distract yourself while in our office. Listen to soothing music or bring a book to read. Play games on your phone. All these distractions keep your mind from focusing on the worst of your fears about the visit.
Everyone has different ways to distract themselves when they are in stressful situations. Use these tricks to help you relax. If you need help, bring a friend to support you during a visit.
It is normal for people to struggle with their nerves when they visit our office, but if you take the time to prepare ahead of time, you can overcome them and give your teeth and gums the care they deserve.
Is it time to schedule a visit? Contact our office today!