Although dental treatment may seem nerve-wracking at first, there are things that you can do to reduce feelings of anxiety during dental treatment. Today we are going to discuss, specifically, some ways, other than using medication, that you can start to feel more confident in the dentist’s chair.
The first thing to do is find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable talking and sharing your fears and concerns. When your dental team hears and understands you, you will feel an important level of trust with them as you move forward with treatment. When you first meet with your dentist, you can ask them some of these questions to help you make a good decision:
· What is your treatment philosophy?
· How will I communicate with you and how will you make sure I’m comfortable while I’m going through treatment?
· Who is primary communication “point-person?”
2. Try a Little Distraction
It can help some patients to listen to music during treatment, or use meditation to distract themselves from the ongoing treatment process. Find a way to pull your attention away from dental treatment, specifically, in order to reduce your stress.
3. Utilize Dental Spa Therapy
Our Elmhurst dentists are happy to provide patients with an all-natural relaxation option in Dental Spa Therapy. This protocol combines all kinds of treatments like massage, chiropractic therapy, acupressure, aromatherapy, and soothing environmental design. Patients have been amazed at how effective Dental Spa Therapy at helping them sail through dental treatment without succumbing to debilitating stress.
Our Elmhurst dentist office is here to help all of our patients get the treatments that they need without feeling out of control or upset. If you feel that you are having trouble getting dental treatment because of dental phobia, please know that you really can take control of your smile!