Living with Dental Anxiety
Are you living with dental anxiety? If so, you could be putting your oral health at risk, which can lead to painful and costly conditions. That is why, our team here at Island Dental in Gilbert, Arizona, is happy to help you overcome your dental anxiety, so you can keep your smile in positive oral health.
Dental anxiety is a real situation that gives people fear or anxiety when it comes to visiting your dentist. The fantastic news is there are things you can do to overcome your dental anxiety. The first thing you can always do is to tell the office staff about your feelings. Dr. Naman B. Patel cares for your comfort and wants you to have a wonderful experience and feel safe in his care.
Another thing you can do to work with your dental anxiety is to distract yourself as you are in the dental chair. By using headphones or playing with stress balls in your hands, you can distract yourself from the main focus of what is happening. You can always imagine yourself in a place that makes you happy like a peaceful beach or stunning garden.
When it comes to treating your dental anxiety, remember to count your breaths and take it steady. Try working out a simple system of a signal for your dentist to stop if you are feeling too stressed or uncomfortable. These techniques can help you relax during your dental care. If you feel you are ready to come in for a check-up, please call us today at 480-725-3031 to set up an appointment. Our friendly dental team is always happy to take your call.