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Do you have dental anxiety in Boone, North Carolina? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are afraid of the dental office and they even avoid their appointments and suffer from extreme pain. However, it doesn’t have to be that way for you. There are things you can do to finally feel more comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair. Those things are:

Talk to the Dentist

The more your dentist knows how you feel, the better. If you tell your dentist about your dental anxiety, he will be able to determine a way to manage and help with your phobia.

Bring Music

Music tends to relax a lot of people, so we recommend bringing an iPod or CD player with you when you come in for your appointment. Bring music that will ease your mind and calm your spirit. We also recommend bringing music you have never heard before. That way you will focus more on the music than on the dental treatment.

Discuss Dental Sedation

Dental sedation is a great tool that relaxes many patients when they visit the dentist’s office. Many dentists offer sedatives like oral sedation, nitrous oxide sedation, and IV sedation. We encourage you to talk to your dentist and discuss your sedative options.

Determine A “Stop” Signal

If you and your dentist determine a stop signal, you will have the control you need during your dental appointment. The signal can be something as simple as raising your hand, blinking three times, or making a coughing sound. Every time you display this signal, your dentist will know to stop.

If you do these four things, there is a high chance you will start feeling relaxed, comfortable, and safe at our office. We want you to have the best experience possible, and we are willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. If you have any questions or if you would like to talk to Dr. Jerry Butler about your anxiety, call our team now at (828) 264-5858 . We are happy to help you!