3 Tips for Easing Dental Anxiety
- Posted on: Jul 15 2017
It’s fair to say that nobody jumps for joy at the thought of having to have a tooth pulled or a root canal, but everyone deals with going to the dentist differently. If you suffer from dental related anxiety that can feel debilitating or even prevent you from getting regular cleanings, you are not alone. To help you ease your anxiety, we have created a few helpful tips to make you feel more relaxed before your next appointment. Read on to learn more.
Take Deep Breaths
Whether you suffer from dental anxiety or anxiety about virtually anything and everything, one of the best ways to deal with is it through deep breathing exercises. As soon as you feel the anxiety coming on, close your eyes and slowly breath in through your nose. Hold your breath for about ten seconds and then exhale through your mouth— using slow, controlled breaths.
Remember It’s Never As Bad As You Think
Your mind can play some serious tricks on you— making everything seem a lot worse than it will ever be. No matter how bad you imagine your dental appointment is going to be, remember that’s it’s never as bad as you think. Try to turn off the inner dialogue in your head and focus on other things happening in your life— have a big birthday party to go to this weekend? Think about that! Heading out of town soon? Plan what you’re going to wear. The sooner you turn off that inner dialogue, the sooner you will feel at ease.
We at Today’s Dental don’t want to make our patients miserable— in fact, we want you to be as calm and comfortable as possible. That’s why we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options for you to choose from. Depending on your level of anxiety, your overall health, and the procedure you are having done, we will help match you with the perfect sedative to help you feel relaxed during your entire procedure.
From taking deep breaths to considering dental sedation, these tips will hopefully help you feel more relaxed about your next dental appointment. To learn more about sedation dentistry or to schedule your next appointment, contact Today’s Dental today!
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