There is no denying that a lot of people dislike the dentist, but dental treatment anxiety goes one step further. However, that does not mean you need to avoid going to the dentist completely. Rather than boycotting the dentist and going without treatment entirely, take a look at our four top tips for getting over dental treatment anxiety.
They are all aimed at making a trip to the dentist feel doable, less scary, and something you can manage without an abundance of worrying.
Here’s How To Ease Your Dental Treatment Anxiety
Find Out What to Expect – A lot of anxiety stems from the fear of the unknown and not knowing what to expect from an upcoming dental treatment can be extremely daunting. This is why we recommend taking the time to find out what to expect. You can do this by researching online beforehand or speaking to your dental professional before treatment begins.
Let Your Dentist Know Your Worries – It is always best to be upfront and honest with your dentist about your anxiety, as they will do everything they can to help. Once a dentist knows what you are anxious about dental treatment, they can do what needs to be done in a way that you are comfortable with.
Break Treatment Up Into Manageable Sessions – If sitting in the dentist’s chair for a long period of time feels like your worst nightmare, arrange to have the treatment broken up into manageable sessions. A lot of dental treatment can be done in multiple smaller sessions. You may find it easier to manage a trip to the dentist knowing it’s only for a short period of time.
Take a Friend or Family Member – Having someone to keep you company and offer moral support is a good way of easing your dental anxiety. Not only will you have a friendly face to look at, but you have someone to act as a distraction and stop you from focusing too much on the treatment itself.
At The Dentists Old Market, we understand that some of our patients feel anxious or worried about upcoming dental treatment. This is why we do everything we can to ease your anxieties, and we work hard to make you feel as relaxed as possible. To find out more about how we deal with dental treatment anxiety, get in touch with The Dentists Old Market team.