Dental anxiety makes many people despise the dental office and everything associated with it. In fact, people are so nervous about their dental appointments that they just avoid them altogether and deal with the excruciating pain they experience. If you have dental anxiety in Midland, Texas, this doesn’t have to be the case for you. There are things you can do to overcome the uneasiness you feel when you have dental appointments, and those things are:
Talk to the Dentist
Tell Dr. Brent Huckabay how you feel. This will let him know that you require special treatment and it will help him best determine how to address and manage your fears. Talking to your dentist will also give you some control, which will help you feel a little more relaxed.
Music can calm many people, so we recommend bringing an iPod or CD player with you when you come in for an appointment. Bring some music you’ve never heard before so you will focus more on the music rather than on the treatment. Whatever music you bring, make sure it’s relaxing and comforting.
Discuss Dental Sedation
Dental sedation is a tool that helps many people relax during their dental appointments. Our practice is pleased to offer our patients nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, and IV sedation to help you relax and feel comfortable during your procedure. If you are interested in this benefit, just talk to our dentist about your options.
Determine a “stop” signal
If you and your dentist determine a stop signal, you will have the control you need during your dental appointment. The signal can be something as simple as raising your hand, blinking three times, or making a coughing sound. Every time you display this signal, your dentist will know to stop.
Would you like to know more about how to face your fears and overcome dental anxiety? If so, we are here to help. Please call 432-684-6672 now and talk to a member of our team. Dr. Brent Huckabay and our entire team will be happy to help you make your next dental procedure comfortable, relaxing, and successful!