Tips For A More Relaxed Visit To The Dentist
Need a dentist? Schedule a free dental consult (with X-rays), and find out of we’re a good fit for you. Call (480) 493-0046 to schedule your consult.
While sedation dentistry makes it easy to visit the dentist, the following tips can also help.
Share your concerns – Let us know about your concerns… about a procedure, about your struggles with dental visits, about your fear of certain aspects of the visit. The more you can communicate, the better, so that we can ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible.
Ask questions – Knowledge equals power, and the more you know, the more you’ll feel in control. Please feel free to ask any questions – there’s no such thing as a “dumb” question.
Visit the dentist regularly – One of the best ways to make visits to the dentist less stressful is to come in for dental check-ups and treatments on a regular basis. The more often you come in, the easier it is to catch problems at their earliest stages.
Think relaxing thoughts – During your dental appointment, think relaxing thoughts. Imagine yourself on vacation or doing one of your favorite activities.
Don’t rush – Schedule your dental appointment with free time before and after it, so that you’re not rushing to arrive or leave.
Breathe deeply – Deep breathing can help relax you before and during your dental appointment. When you feel anxious, you might be inclined to inadvertently hold your breath, which tenses your muscles. To counter this, be conscious of your breathing, taking deep, rhythmic breaths.
Give yourself credit – A trip to the dentist might be one of the most challenging things you do if you’re anxious, fearful, or phobic. Once you’ve successfully completed a dental visit, give yourself the credit you deserve.
We want you to be completely comfortable during your dental visits, which is why we are one of the few offices in the Phoenix area to offer 3 types of sedation dentistry. Depending on your level of anxiety and the type of dental procedure you’re undergoing, laughing gas, oral sedation, or IV sedation could be just the answer you’ve been looking for!
Please note: Our dental office is in the East Valley, in Mesa, near Falcon Field. We’re at 2727 E. McKellips Road, which is just off Gilbert and the 202 (Red Mountain Freeway).