Here at Distinctive Dental Care, we’ve seen many patients over the years that have struggled needlessly with the stress of dental anxiety. It’s important to understand that it’s a recognized psychological condition, where an individual feels experiences a heighten stress response associated with basic dental treatments. If you experience dental anxiety, our team of dentists offers key insights to help reduce your stress.
Tips to Reduce Dental Anxiety
- When you are scheduling your upcoming appointment, let our staff know if you have had past issues with dental anxiety. This helps us to be prepared to take a little extra time to answer your questions and address any concerns.
- If your dental anxiety is related to feeling that the mouth is an intimate part of the body, please keep in mind that every member of Distinctive Dental Care’s staff is a highly trained, dental professional. Everyone working here is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of oral healthcare. Get to know us!
- Breathing nitrous oxide during the treatment might also help to calm your nerves. If this is an option you would like to explore, please ask your Distinctive Dental Care hygienist or dentist at the start of the appointment.
If you have issues with dental anxiety and you would like tips to help cope with it, you can always call Distinctive Dental Care’s office in Prescott, Arizona at (928) 445-3181 for a consultation.
Let us know what’s helped you reduce your dental anxiety in the comments below.