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If You Dread the Dentist, Ask About These Treatments

Sep 6th, 2016

Many people cringe at the thought of sliding into the dentist’s chair. For some people, even the idea of opening their mouth wide to the bright lights of the exam room is enough to make their hearts beat faster and for their words to catch in their throat. So, if you like so many others dread going to the dentist, then you will want to read this.

There are multiple things that your dentist can do to make your experience less frightening, and with nearly 1 in 25 people being dental-phobic, dentists are more than willing to lend a helping hand. In fact, make sure that you have a dentist who is comforting and helps meet your needs, whatever they may be. Next time you make an appointment, ask about these techniques to help ease your dental anxiety.

Pain-free injections

If your biggest issue with the dentist is needles, then this is the tip for you. Ask your dentist about other forms of anesthetics such as gel, spray or rinse. These forms of anesthetics numb the area before you get a shot. Using this technique means that you won’t feel the needle at all.

Spa-like experience

Have you ever been to a spa? If so, you remember the dim lights, calming music, warm blankets and soothing atmosphere. Ask your dentist if they can help you emulate this environment. Some dentists come equipped with headsets that play music or movies to help relax and distract the patient. Some dentists even try aromatherapy and sound machines to create ultimate calm for their patients. Implementing these things could create a calming atmosphere instead of an anxiety-riddled one.

Total relaxation

To get totally relaxed while in the chair, your dentist might recommend some form of sedation. Sedation dentistry has been proven to calm patients and allows them to get all the work they need done without suffering from extreme anxiety during the procedure.

Ask your dentist about these options for a healthier and happier dental visit.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.