It is not uncommon for adults to have a dental phobia. Many fears that adults have are valid, but not valid enough to skip the appointments altogether. Rather than avoiding the dental chair and missing out on important oral health care, here are a few simple tips that you can use to alleviate your fears and get the necessary work completed in your mouth.
Talk to us - As we stated earlier, dental phobia is very normal. We need to know when someone is afraid or experiencing anxiety in the dental chair. When you make your fears known, we can do whatever is necessary to ensure your complete comfort. Sometimes just talking about your anxiety with someone that understands can make you feel better.
Know what is coming - A lot of dental phobias occur because of the fear of the unknown. Not knowing what you are about to endure could send anyone into a panic. If you are ever unsure about what is coming or what a procedure entails, please ask us ' we will be happy to let you know everything that will occur in order to alleviate your mind.
Let us know - It is never a good idea to swallow your fear. If you are ever uncomfortable or scared during a dental procedure, simply let us know what is going on. We can determine the appropriate cue that will let us know that you are uncomfortable during a procedure, allowing us to stop when necessary. Sometimes just knowing that you have that 'out' can make any procedure more tolerable and less anxiety provoking.