Relaxing At The Dentist? Yes, It’s Possible
Are you or a loved one in need of a hygiene examination or do you need to schedule a recommended treatment and have been postponing your appointment due to anxiety or nervous feelings? If so, please know that you are not alone. There are a number of people who experience some form of anxiety before and during their dental appointments. We never want your feelings to get in the way of your dental care. Delaying or postponing treatment can lead to serious oral health complications in the future. Continue reading for helpful tips to help you relax before and during your appointment.
Helpful Relaxation Tips
Dental nerves and anxiety is a common feeling for a number of patients. We never want it to hold you back from getting the dental care you need as lack of care can lead to dental emergencies and the need for additional treatments and procedures. Here are some helpful tips to help you relax:
Schedule Your Appointment at the Best Time for You
We recommend scheduling an appointment during a time that is most convenient for you. It is best not to visit us after a long and stressful day of work, if you can help it. When scheduling an appointment for a young child, try to avoid nap and meal times.
Caffeine is a stimulant and can cause blood pressure to rise. This is not ideal if you are experiencing nervous feelings. It is best to drink plenty of water before your appointment.
Listen to Music
If the sounds of the office make you uneasy, feel free to listen to your favorite music, podcast or ebook to help drown out the noise and help you feel more relaxed.
If you find yourself experiencing dental anxiety and fear and know that these relaxation tips will not be enough, contact us to learn more about sedation dentistry. We offer various sedation options based on your needs as well as the dental procedure we will be performing.
If you are in need of dental care, contact our office located in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment. Be sure to be honest with our team about your feelings when you contact us, and we can determine the best course of action for your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!