How to Reduce Your Anxiety at the Dentist Office

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TORONTO - eTradeWire -- Sometimes, the thought of going to the dentist can be stress provoking. This could be because you are worried about it being painful, it that you will find out that you will need to fix. No matter what the cause of your anxiety, your dentist should be able to keep you calm and reassure you before you get into the chair. If you try to avoid the dentist, the chances of developing oral issues and problems becoming bigger than they were initially grown exponentially. This can be costly, time consuming, and painful. It is a good idea to see your dentist on a regular basis to avoid any major problems. Oral health needs to be a priority for your overall health. We have created a list of things to help reduce your anxiety for your next dentist visit.

Create a Distraction

You shouldn't run away from your problems, that will only make things worse. But it can be useful for you to not overthink going to the dentist. Another thing that you can do during your appointment is listen to music to help distract yourself from what is happening. Now-a-days, dental offices have TV's in their exam rooms to aid in distracting patients. Keeping your hands busy and occupied with things like a stress ball or meditation beads.

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A healthy habit to get into is actually talking about how you are feeling, especially when it relates to anxiety. An essential part of getting rid of your fear is talking about it. Nothing bad will come from sharing your fears, concerns, and thoughts. Once your dental team knows these feelings you are having, it will be easier for them to help you get through it. It is crucial to inform your dentist about these anxieties. This should be done when you book your appointment and you should reiterate to the receptionist when you arrive for your appointment. It is also ok to ask questions when you are at the dentist, knowledge is power and that can help your fears be quelled. If you are overwhelmed during your appointment, it is ok to ask to take a break. Make sure to tell your dentist if there is any pain.

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