Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Many people suffer from anxiety when it comes to visiting the Dentist. People can fear an array of different aspects of a dental visit. It could be anything from the dental chair, the noise of dental instruments, or even a fear of the dentist causing pain. It’s best to keep in mind that the dentist is here to help you. You should not be afraid to ask any questions or be embarrassed by the state of your mouth. If you have any fears when visiting the dentist, talk to them. Let them know how you feel about sitting in the chair under the lights, or maybe it makes you nervous to sit in a waiting room, let them know so they can accommodate you as best they can. Some people want the dentist to explain to them what they are doing, and some get nervous by hearing what is going on, so let your dentist know your preference. Figure out a signal to give your dentist if you need a break or are in pain, perhaps simply raising a hand would work. Always remember that your dentist is there to help you and take care of your smile.

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