Being anxious about going to the dentist is normal. More than half of the world’s population is actually afraid of sitting on a dental chair and receiving treatment. People of all ages experience this type of stress, whether they are young or old.
If you are scheduled for a major dental procedure and are having anxiety about it, there are a few things you can do to work through it. While you can always count on our advanced sedation dentistry, it helps to be prepared and to be fully responsive our dentist and the treatment he provides.
Talk to us
Telling us about your dental anxieties allows us to better address your needs. We have years of experience dealing with patient with extreme dental phobia. We can help you understand your treatment and have a more receptive attitude towards it.
Talking about something that causes anxiety is always healthy in general. Instead of allowing your doubts and fears to get the better of you, have someone lighten up your load. Our team members are all friendly and reassuring. We are also honest in answering all your questions and sincerely want your procedure to go well.
Talk to yourself
Preparing yourself psychologically, emotionally, and maybe even spiritually is probably the best thing you can do to deal with your anxiety before a dental procedure. Talking to yourself and giving yourself positive affirmations will help you change the way you look at things.
Meditating is one way to get rid of any negative thoughts and put your mind at ease. Creating a mantra and silently repeating it also facilitates the flow of positive energy. Doing something that calms and relaxes you is also recommended. Whether it’s listening to a song, playing with your dog, or making your famous soufflé, it helps to always follow your joy.
Try doing these things and see the difference they make. If your anxiety can’t be addressed by our reassurances and your own affirmations, you can always count on our sleep dentistry to help you get through it.