Have you ever worried about going to the dentist? Does the idea of somebody working on your teeth and gums give you stress and anxiety? Even though you may be embarrassed that you feel this way and are afraid to speak up, this is actually an extremely common condition known as dental anxiety and numerous treatments are available to help prepare you for any office visits.
The first thing you should always do is ask questions. Your dentist is always available to assist you with any questions you may have about fears or anxieties you might have concerning your treatments.
Furthermore, there are many different techniques you can use at home to help alleviate any stress you may feel, including breathing slowly, holding items such as squeeze balls and fidget spinners, meditating, practicing yoga, exercising, or thinking about your happy place. The more you can do before you get to the office the better off your visit will be.
If you have a low pain threshold or are afraid of any pain you may feel, do not worry. Your dentist can prescribe for you medications or sedatives to help alleviate any pain or anxiety you may feel, including oral conscious sedation treatments to help put you in a much calmer state of being.
For any further questions or concerns about dental anxiety, Complete Dental Care is here to help. For oral health care treatments, we can offer a comprehensive diagnosis from Dr. Robert Doyle and our team at our dentist office in Martins Ferry, Ohio. To schedule an appointment, call us at 866-471-4028.