Don’t Suffer From Dental Anxiety

dental anxietyFor many, visiting the dentist is stress-inducing. This is unfortunate for two reasons; first, any situation in which you feel anxiety isn’t great. Second, if you are dreading going to the dentist, you are less likely to schedule — and show up for — an appointment. Avoiding preventative treatment can directly harm your oral health, so we think it is important to mitigate your stress whenever possible. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist discusses ways to help you minimize your dental anxiety.

Pick The Right Dentist

While we are positive that we can provide you with unparalleled dental care, we still believe in the importance of you finding the dentist that works best for you. You want to feel comfortable and at ease when at the dentist, and a big part of this is choosing the right practice for your needs and preferences. You may have to visit several before you find the ideal fit, but once you do, you will be more at ease when scheduling and going to your appointments. At the end of the day, the most important thing is maintaining a regular preventative care schedule.

Visit The Dentist Regularly

Once you have an oral healthcare professional you like, you need to visit them regularly for checkups, cleanings, and any other procedures you need. Going every six months is ideal for the health of your smile, and it will also make you feel more comfortable about your appointments. A big factor in anxiety is a fear of the unknown, but when you are more familiar with the services and procedures you need, you will likely be more at ease. 

Be Honest About Your Anxiety

If you are prone to feeling scared about your visits, you are not alone. In fact, your dentist sees many patients in the same position you are in. With this in mind, it is important to express your anxiety with them. This way, they can pay extra attention to your comfort and try to make the experience run as smoothly as possible. Additionally, if you vocalize your discomfort, they may suggest dental sedation to help keep you relaxed. Oral sedation typically consists of taking an anti-anxiety pill and IV sedation goes directly into your bloodstream. Your dentist will choose the right method for your needs and the requirements of the procedure.

Contact Us To Schedule Your Appointment Today

We want to ensure your time in our office is as comfortable as possible. It is a privilege to work with all of our patients, and it is important that their experience is positive. If you would like more information about the ways we can help minimize anxiety or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600