To protect your teeth from any oral health risks that can often arise throughout your life, it is always important to visit your dentist for routine examinations in professional cleaning. However, many individuals are afraid to visit their dentist because they are worried about receiving oral health care treatments and work on their smile. This condition is known as dental anxiety.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, it is always a good idea to speak with your dentist about it so they can help alleviate any concerns you may have and give you the appropriate treatments to help aid and reduce the condition. Although you may be embarrassed to speak up to your dentist about your fears and concerns about visiting the office or receiving an oral health care procedure, by understanding what to expect, you can help alleviate many concerns.
To help prepare for an oral health care procedure, consider working on meditative therapy such as yoga. Also, try to work on breathing patterns by breathing deeply and slowly and counting your breath. During oral health care procedures, try using a toy such a stress ball or fidget spinners that can be used to help overcome any anxiety during her treatment. Also, calming and relaxing music can often be played as well. Furthermore, if you experience pain or have a fear of pain during a dental procedure, local anesthetics and other forms of sedation are out there to use. This can help calm and relax patients, and even put individuals to sleep if necessary.
Are you still seeking more information concerning dental anxiety treatments? If you would like more information about dental anxiety treatments or would like to schedule an appointment with Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D, you can call us at (828) 264-5858 . Dr. Jerry Butler and our entire team here at our dentist office in Boone, North Carolina, look forward to seeing you.