Are you scared of the dentist and everything that associates with the dental office? If so, this is the perfect blog post for you! We are here to help you feel more comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair. In order to achieve a successful and stress-free dental experience, we recommend doing the following things:
Bring a friend
If you bring a friend or family member to the appointment with you, you will feel safer throughout your treatment. It is best if this person is someone you can trust and someone who is not afraid of the dental office. That way, they will support and comfort you throughout your visit.
Talk to your dentist
Talk to your dentist about a key word or signal that means “stop.” These signals or words can be anything like raising your hand or making a unique sound. If you do this, you will have control over your appointment and your dentist will know when to stop and when to give you a break from the treatment.
You can also talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a great tool that can help you get through your appointment with ease. The sedatives available in the dental world today include oral sedation, nitrous oxide sedation, and IV sedation. However, only qualified dentists can provide IV sedation.
Bring music or other sources of entertainment
If you bring music to the appointment with you and you listen to it during your treatment, you will feel more relaxed and calm. You will also be able to focus more on the music than on the dentist and the treatment. Additional distractions can be the television or your family member or friend reading a book to you.
Use relaxation techniques
If you use relaxation techniques, you will be able to control your breathing, which will slow your heart rate and help you feel more relaxed. Simply take a deep breath, hold it for a couple seconds, and slowly let it out.
For more tips and tricks on having a successful dental experience, we encourage you to call us today. We look forward to helping you love the dental office more and more each day!