Nothing Is Scary About Going to the Dentist: Ways to Conquer Your Dental Fear

Dental anxiety is a common issue for people of all ages, but with the help of modern techniques and advances in dental technology, there has never been a safer or more comfortable time to get the oral health care you need.ย 

A few tips can make you feel a little more at ease at your next appointment:

Be Vocal About Your Anxiety

Sometimes, speaking out loud about your fears can help you to work through them. Let your dentist know about your dental anxiety, and they will work to help you feel more comfortable during your appointment. Remember: part of dental training is learning to help patients conquer their anxiety.

Practice Meditation

There is an intrinsic connection between your mind, body, and mouth. Centering yourself through breathing exercises and meditation can make your experience with the dentist a lot more relaxed. Become familiar with these techniques and practice them before your next dentist visit.

Distractions

Consider bringing your earbuds to listen to your favorite music to help take your mind off of your anxiety.

Ask About Sedation Dentistry

While discussing your fears and meditating are excellent tools for reducing dental anxiety, they are not effective for everyone.ย 

If this is the case for you, you can always speak with your dentist about the possibility of sedation dentistry during your next procedure. There are various ways to safely make you feel much more relaxed so that you can get the treatment you need.

Choose the Right Dentist

Make sure to select a dentist who prioritizes your comfort. A dentist who is receptive when you express your fears about receiving dental treatment can make all the difference in the comfort level of your care.

Choose a Dentist Who Cares

David W. Piper, DMD, can provide you with the compassionate care you need to work through your dental anxiety and protect your oral health. Call (727) 548-7100 today to learn more.

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