Dental anxiety is common, and it’s estimated that up to 75% of Americans experience some degree of dental anxiety. Dental anxiety can keep people from visiting the dentist as often as they should, which often results in tooth decay and gum disease.
When you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone! Many people feel this way, and there are ways to help you cope.
Sometimes it’s helpful to remember that the anxiety and fear you’re feeling might be more related to your fear of the unknown than it is to actual pain. There are so many myths surrounding dentistry that prevent people from seeking the treatment they need to maintain good oral health. Talk to your dentist about your fears and ask questions so you can better understand what is happening during your procedure. Learning more about the issues you are experiencing can help you feel more in control of your dental experience instead of feeling apprehensive and out of control.
Your dentist also wants to work with you to make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Ask your dentist to explain any procedures you will be going through so you are prepared. If you are nervous or anxious, let your dentist know so they can try to accommodate you. Ask about sedation options if that will help you relax during your treatment. You can also ask your dentist if you can listen to music during your treatment to help calm you down. They can even schedule your appointments around your workday, so there is less disruption to your day.
There are some basic things you can do to help ease dental anxiety. If going to the dentist makes you anxious, talk to your dentist about what you can do to make it easier on your body and your mind during a visit. Here are some things to consider:
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