Posted by Vida Dentistry on Mar 18 2023, 08:43 PM
Fear of dental procedures is a common problem that people deal with, and the only way to overcome that fear is by discussing it openly with the dentists and your family members.
Discuss your dental fears
Some patients feel embarrassed to discuss their fear of dental treatments. However, it is important to discuss your dental anxiety with your dentist to find effective solutions to it. Your dentist can then suggest the best treatment plan as per your condition.
You should also visit a dentist who has experience in handling anxious patients. Not every dentist will be comfortable treating patients who experience severe dental anxiety. At our dental practice, we can provide you with compassionate care and a comfortable atmosphere that will make you feel at ease about your treatment. Also, we can help you overcome your fear of going to the dentist by explaining the procedure to you and following it up with a friendly conversation.
Agree on a signal
If you have a fear of needles or the sound of drilling, let your dentist know beforehand so that they can prepare accordingly. You can also agree on a signal to let them know that you are feeling uncomfortable and need more numbing gel to numb the area completely. This way, you will feel more relaxed during the procedure.
Take a friend or family member for support
With a fear of visiting a dentist, patients often refrain from taking proper care of their teeth and oral health. Visiting your dentist regularly can help maintain your oral health and prevent tooth damage. However, if you suffer from severe dental anxiety, take a friend or companion with you. This can help you feel more comfortable during your dental visit. This may help to alleviate some of your anxiety and prepare you for the procedure ahead. Ask the dentist if they allow patients to bring someone along during the procedure. If the companion’s presence can help to calm your nerves, then it may be a good idea to ask the dentist to allow the companion to join you in the operatory during your scheduled treatment.
Schedule a consultation with our dentist in Mission Viejo, CA, to see if gum disease is right for you! Call our office at 949-209-8889 or request an appointment online. We're located at 25270 Marguerite Pkwy Suite C, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Our dental office serves the communities in and around Mission Viejo, CA. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss how to keep your gums healthy!
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