Going to the dentist isn’t on the top of everyone’s love list, but for some individuals, the fear of sitting in a dentist office is too much to handle. Too much to the point where they avoid going to the dentist at all. In 2009, almost half of the adults in the US skipped out on going to the dentist.
Dental anxiety is a term used to describe the feeling some individuals get from going to the dentist or the thought of getting dental procedures. While anxiety levels vary in everyone, some individuals lose sleep or worry excessively about the dentist that the condition worsens every time they are faced with a new dental prospect.
If you are looking to overcome your dental anxiety, here are some tips to help you.
Tell Your Dentist: Odds are, your dentist understands
exactly how you feel as they probably have other patients experiencing the same
Distract Yourself: While you are in the office,
watch some television, play some music, or read a book. Anything that will help
you get your mind off of where you are. The point is to relax yourself.
Medicine: If you’re still feeling anxious even
after you’ve relaxed your mind, talk to your dentist about general anesthesia
or nitrous oxides to help you get through your procedures.
You don’t have to be afraid anymore! Call our office to find out more about helping your dental anxiety, 702-735-2755. Visit our website at www.patricksimonedds.com
Accepting patients from Henderson, Las Vegas, Silverado Ranch, Enterprise, Whitney, Spring Valley and all surrounding areas.