Are you avoiding dental visits because of anxiety? Well, you’re not alone. We at Simpli Smiles encounter numerous patients with dental anxiety. We understand how you feel about lying back in a chair with those noisy devices around, while we examine your mouth. Whatever be the reason, your comfort matters.
Afraid of Needle or Pain
Many are afraid of injections and it’s worse when it comes to their mouth. They could also be worried that the anesthesia won’t work.
If you’re afraid of dental expenses, just know that the more you delay your treatment the more expensive it gets.
Sometimes your bad experiences with the dentist in the past can make you feel anxious.
It is common to feel embarrassed about the poor condition of your teeth. But if your teeth were fine, why would you need a dentist?
Identify Your Fear
Once you know what you’re anxious about, you can start working on that. The reason might be the lack of knowledge about the process or your bad experience in the past. Whatever it is, you must identify the reason and find a solution to that.
Choose the Right Dentist
Consult a dentist who listens to your problems. It’s sometimes better to choose a family dentist. Talking about your fears can make you feel more comfortable.
Take a Friend With You
Sometimes bringing a friend or loved one with you can help you feel less anxious. Most patients feel more comfortable when there’s someone to support them.
Know the Procedure in Advance
Ask about the dental treatment before your visit. Getting some idea about the pain, will help you with what to expect. It’s better to ask your dentist to warn you about what you might experience.
Practice Relaxation Meditation
Learn and practice mindfulness, breathing techniques, and other relaxation meditation before your appointment. It will help in reducing anxiety. In the chair, you can practice breathing exercises, like inhaling slowly for 4 breaths and exhaling for 6 breaths.
Simpli Smiles offers the best dental care to maintain your beautiful smile. For inquiries and appointments, call us at (516) 336-4902 or (516) 756-0111, or visit our offices at 400 S Oyster Bay Rd #105, Hicksville, NY 11801 or 297 Main Street Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY 11735.