Within dentistry is a condition in which individuals are afraid of or have fears about visiting the dentist. This is known as dental anxiety. If you do suffer from dental anxiety, there are many treatments available to help with the condition and ensure you receive the necessary oral health care treatments.
Common treatments associated with dental anxiety include always speaking with your dentist about products and services you may need. Fear of the unknown is often a key component of dental anxiety, so it is important to understand any work that is to be done. Furthermore, you can ask your dentist to play calming music during a procedure are maybe even have a stress relieving toy such as a fidget spinner or stress ball handy. If you find yourself at home, work on breathing patterns to help lower your risk of stress. Because stress is often linked to dental anxiety, dealing with it by breathing deeply and slowly as well as using meditative practices such as yoga, can help alleviate the stress associated with dental anxiety. Furthermore, imagine yourself in a place that brings you happiness, such as at the beach. In addition, you can also try thinking about things that bring you joy in your life.
Feel free to stop by Whispering Pines Dental at our dentist office in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can call us at 702-384-5070. Dr. William Robison and our entire team look forward to rebuilding your smile. We offer both nitrous oxide and oral sedation for our patients seeking assistance with their dental anxiety.