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Treatment of Dental Anxiety

Sep 20

When you visit the dentist, you might not find it a fun pastime; instead, having a dentist put their hands and instruments into your mouth might be somewhat unsettling. At our dental clinic, we will do all our power to help you overcome your dental phobia and have a great experience. Our excellent staff is always ready to help, ensuring your dental appointment is as relaxing as possible.

Many people who experience dental anxiety may decide not to visit the dentist and live with the discomfort. However, remember that regular dental visits are crucial for maintaining not just your oral health but also your overall health.

The first step in controlling dental anxiety is to choose a dentist with whom you feel at ease. You will notice that we are laid back and amiable when you choose River District Smiles Dentistry as your health care provider. By outlining the entire procedure for you so that you are aware of everything that will happen, we will help you overcome your worries. So if you have any anxiety during the operation, don't worry.

Our clinic has several resources available to assist patients, including nitrous oxide, electric blankets for lengthy procedures, noise-cancelling headphones, and, if you forgot your phone, our gadgets with calming music.

We also apply aromatherapy and finish with a warm lavender wipe during the operation. To make your dental appointment even more enjoyable, we provide a variety of flavoured coffees and teas. We offer these services because we care about our customers and want to give them the most satisfactory experience possible to help them overcome their fear of visiting the dentist.

Maintain Your Distraction

If you despise the sound of suction tubes and drills, make sure to have earplugs or headphones so you won't have to endure the noise. If you bring your smartphone or iPod, you can use it to divert from the dental operation by listening to your favourite music.

Techniques for Relaxation

When patients visit our dental clinic, we frequently suggest that they practice controlled breathing exercises because they considerably aid in reducing their anxiety and helping them to relax. Some patients even use meditation, prayer, and mental imagery to stay fearless throughout their therapy. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you experience any fear while the treatment is being done. By taking a deep breath in, holding it, and gently exhaling, our experts will try to assist you so that you may relax and eventually slow down that rapid heartbeat. Utilizing sedation dentistry, such as nitrous oxide, is another way to unwind (laughing gas).

Attempting to Conquer the Fear

We don't mind if you like to have your dental procedures done slowly if that describes you. However, we will complete the process a little at a time to help you acclimate to being in a dental office, seeing the equipment, and having the dentist examine your mouth. In the long run, it doesn't matter how slowly you choose to go through the procedure as long as you receive the proper dental care and gradually overcome your long-standing dental phobia.

Do not put off seeing a dentist because of your dental phobia if you think you need to. Remember that our dentist wants to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible throughout your visit. Do not postpone visiting the dentist regularly because if you do, you might require more procedures down the road, resulting in more dental anxiety. As time goes on, your stress will probably increase and have a significant negative impact on your health.


Call us now!

At River District Smiles Dentistry, we understand that some patients may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are here to help you overcome your fears and get the dental care that you need and deserve. Our team of experts is gentle and caring and will take the time to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your visit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to meeting you!