Tips For A More Relaxed Visit To The Dentist
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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. We are here to offer gentle dentistry for you and your family.
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 – Has it been awhile since your last visit? 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 comfortable during your dental visits, which is why ours are some 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!
If you have any questions about how sedation dentistry works or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call:
Southwest Mesa – My Time Dental Centers, off 101, near Dobson and Guadalupe, (480) 909-4255
Northeast Mesa – Light Touch Dental, near Gilbert and McKellips, (480) 493-0046
Please note: Our dental offices are in Mesa, near Phoenix.