Dental anxiety is among the most frequent reasons for avoiding visits to the dentist. The fear is usually rooted deeply in some sort of childhood trauma, such as a painful intervention by a dentist or the adverse reaction to an analgesic. Like any fear, dental anxiety can also be overcome – here are a few tips that can help you:
- Find a patient and understanding dentist – try to find a great dentist amongst the Highlands Ranch dentists who can calm you and can make you feel comfortable in the chair. Tell your dentist about your problem and take your time to get used to being treated – get your teeth inspected first, without getting any treatment during the first session and get your doctor to explain you every step of the treatment to allow yourself to get used to what you will have to endure;
- Bring someone with you – the presence of a person that you trust can make you more comfortable while sitting in the waiting room and during the treatment as well;
- Consider mild sedation – sedation dentistry has been invented for people suffering from dental anxiety. The process involves the administration of sedatives to calm the patient and to reduce the discomfort experienced during the treatment, thus making dental visits less unpleasant.