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How To Help Manage Anxiety At The Dentist’s Office

Manage Anxiety At The Dentist’s Office

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re definitely not alone! Many adults and children deal with dental anxiety at some point in their life. This can range from mild nervousness to a crippling phobia, but either way, we know it isn’t fun. It’s important to manage this anxiety before you put your dental health at risk.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Below are a few ways to relieve anxiety during your visit to the dentist:

  • The first thing to do is find a dentist who is understanding of your fears and willing to help you through them.
  • Be sure to educate yourself on the procedure beforehand. Many times a patient’s fear is more about the unknown. Once you know what to expect, you may feel calmer.
  • Build a rapport with your dentist and the staff of the dental office. This will make it easier to let them know what you need and when you’re feeling your most anxious.

It’s important to take care of your dental anxiety before it begins to affect your dental health. If you avoid seeing the dentist until your tooth pain becomes unbearable, you’ll likely be in for a more extensive and expensive procedure. We recommend nipping any problems in the bud before they become too severe!

If you experience dental anxiety, please let our staff here at Lockett Orthodontics know right away! We want to make sure that your visits to our office are as comfortable for you as possible.

To make an appointment at our orthodontic office, please contact us today! We’re located in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016

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