4 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before Visiting the Dentist
If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re definitely not alone! Many people find it difficult to relax when they have a dental appointment scheduled. You don’t have to let this fear compromise your oral health, however. There are certain ways you can prepare for a dental appointment and calm your nerves. Here are our four tips:
1. Get acquainted with the team
Any dental clinic’s primary concern is your comfort and to provide the best dental care. The dental staff are great at helping put your mind at ease. Feel free to have a chat with our friendly team and clarify any doubts you have with the dentist. Letting the staff know beforehand that dental appointments make you nervous will help them better ease you into your visit.
2. Use of distractions
Most dental clinics make it a point to play soothing music at the very least to help relax patients. Feel free to bring your own music and earphones to keep your nerves down. Bringing an enjoyable book to read in the reception area are also a valid method to try keeping your mind off things.
3. Deep breathing
Deep breathing techniques used in meditation or yoga are known for being calming to the mind. This is a great way to relax your body in any stressful situation, and not just for your dental appointments.
4. Sedation dentistry
If you have severe dental anxiety, you can always opt for sedation dentistry. This will help you be completely relaxed during the course of your procedure, and is safe when performed by your dental professional. The type of dental sedation used will depend on your medical history and the particular treatment needed. Our dental staff is readily available to help you understand sedation dentistry and the types we offer.
Our team at Purity Dental takes pride in offering our patients only the most comfortable and professional dental experience. Call us on (03) 9540 8900 for more options regarding sedation dentistry or to schedule your appointment today!