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Has it been a while since you’ve made an appointment to the dentist because you are too nervous to sit in the chair? You are not alone. Good oral hygiene is very important to your overall health and cannot be something that is skipped. We want to help you!
Jon Frankel, DDS
Dr. Frankel’s Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety
1) Bring a friend or family member to your appointment – this will give you comfort and keep you distracted.
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2) Indulge in your favorite TV show or song to keep you distracted – our office is equipped with TVs for your entertainment.
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3) Talk to us! You can schedule a free consultation to talk to the dentist and team about your fears.
We can discuss what may or may not be appropriate for you including sedatives, numbing agents and prescriptions.
If thinking of the dentist sends chills to your bones, know that you are not alone. Dental fear and anxiety is a common phobia among Americans. Dr. Frankel has put together 4 tips to help you overcome your dental anxiety.
1.) Schedule a Consultation
Meeting with Dr. Frankel, another doctor, or a hygienist without his or her surgical mask on will help build a more trusting relationship and help ease the anxiety of visiting the dentist.
2.) Ask Questions
When it comes to your dental health and well being, no question should go unanswered. Knowing the answers to your questions will take away much of the fear you have about certain procedures and allow you to feel more comfortable in the chair.
3.) Bring a Family Member Who Will Help You Relax
No one wants to do something that makes them afraid alone. Having someone near that you trust goes along way when conquering your fears. If you can’t bring someone with you, try listening to music or mediating while in the chair. This may help you lose focus on what you are anxious about.
4.) Ask for sedation.
Don’t forget, a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Taking care of your small dental problems now will decrease your risk of more complicated issues in the future and help eliminate your phobia. At your next appointment, let us know if there is anything we can do to specially care for your dental needs.