How To Keep Calm During Dental Procedures?

How To Keep Calm During Dental Procedures?

Posted by Simpli Smiles on Jul 16 2022, 12:26 AM

When you need dental work done, it's understandable to feel some anxiety. Dental anxiety is quite common, with up to 75% of the population experiencing it. 

If you're nervous about receiving dental treatment, there are some things you can do to relax and stay calm. Start by talking to your dentist about your fears. Your dentist can talk to you about your procedure and give you all the information you need to feel comfortable. They may also recommend sedation dentistry, which can keep you relaxed through your procedure.

How To Keep Calm During Dental Procedures?

Here are a few things you can do to keep calm before and during your appointment.

  • Discuss treatment options with your dentist and ask your dentist for help

Some people experience so much anxiety about going to the dentist that they avoid going altogether. Unfortunately, this can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Talk to your dentist about your dental fear, and he/she will work with you to make visiting the dentist as comfortable as possible. When you meet with your dentist, ask if nitrous oxide or oral sedation is available. This may help you relax and reach a level of calm that is optimal for dental procedures.

  • Bring something to distract yourself.

There are a few ways you can keep your anxiety down while you sit in the dentist's chair. Bringing headphones and music along is a great way to block out some of the sounds your dentist makes. You may also consider bringing a stress ball to squeeze during your appointment. You can also bring something to distract yourself with, like a coloring book or a handheld video game.

  • Know what to expect

Nobody wants to be in pain or feel nervous about going to the dentist. But we also know that dental work is often necessary and pretty important. Sometimes, we have no choice but to go to the dentist, but that doesn't mean we can't at least feel calm and relaxed.

First, make sure you know what is going to happen. Your dentist should not only tell you what is going to happen, but they should also answer all of your questions. Don't be afraid to speak up if you don't understand something.

  • Schedule your appointment at a convenient time

Scheduling your appointment at a convenient time can be a great way to stay relaxed while getting work done. If possible, schedule your appointment early in the morning, when you are most energetic and relaxed. 

While thinking about the upcoming dental work can be stressful, it can make the experience even worse if you're stressed out about other things, such as work, your commute, or your kids. This is why scheduling your appointment for a time when you're most relaxed can be a great way to make sure your appointment goes as smoothly as possible.

We, at SimpliSimles, make sure that our patient gets the right treatment, attention, and care needed from our top-class dentists. You can get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us, and we'll guide you further. Call (516) 336-4902 to book an appointment at our Hicksville office and (516) 756-0111 for the Farmingdale office.

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