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How to Better Relax In the Dentist's Chair

Posted on 12/15/2016 by Office
A woman suffering from dental anxiety.
Going to the dentist is something that some people simply fear. They are worried about what is going to be done, if it will hurt, and what the consequences of the procedure will be. If you are one that tends to shy away from going to the dentist, then know that there are a few things you can do to make the trip a bit less worrisome.

Talk with Your Dentist

Let your dentist know how you feel. They can help, but they only know that they need to if you tell them. Explain your fears and how you feel, and let them talk with you about what is being done each step of the way.

Know Your Procedure Before You Go In
Part of being afraid of the dentist for most people is the fear of the unknown. If you aren't sure what is going on, find out from your dentist beforehand what needs to be done and look it up. Even if you only get the general gist, it can still help calm your fears.

Practice Meditation Before You Go In
Being calm before you step foot in the dentist's office can go a long way towards keeping you calm in their chair. Take the time to calm down prior to going in by way of meditation. Then, while you are there, practice the breathing techniques from your meditation. That will help bring the relaxation back to you.

Your dentist understands the fears their patients have, but they only know to help those that ask for it. Say something to your dentist and take their advice on ways they suggest to remain calm. Going to the dentist is nothing to fear. It is their job to help you achieve the greatest levels of health possible.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your dental anxiety.
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