February 6, 2017Health
Is there anything I can do about my fear of the dentist?
It’s important for you to know that you’re not alone in your condition. Fear of the dentist’s office often stems from an unpleasant childhood experience. This could have left you with a fear of a particular procedure, with general anxiety about going to the dentist, or with a full-blown phobia. It may also come from a fear of needles or from the sound of the drill.But you should know that dental technology has evolved considerably over the years. Anesthesia and the techniques for applying it have advanced. Wearing headphones in order to listen to your favorite music while the dentist is working is a wonderful relaxation technique. Nitrous oxide helps many people feel more at ease in the dental office. Others find that taking oral medications prior to their visits are best. The most important thing is to find a dentist with whom you can share your concerns and work out a plan in which you’ll feel comfortable.
Once you’ve found a dentist who makes you feel comfortable, talk with him or her about the options that are available today. Once you’ve established a relationship, you’re on your way to feeling great about your smile! If you, your family or friends need dental care, we would be honored to provide you with state-of-the-art dental care in our modern dental practice. Refer someone you love to someone you trust!