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Dental Phobia Pep talk

Woman who is afraid of the dentist

Here's to the unique individuals who perceive the world in their own extraordinary way. Whether you experience dental phobia or have anxieties surrounding dental visits, rest assured that it doesn't define your potential for progress. You deserve the support and guidance to overcome any hurdles you may encounter. So now it is time to think differently about managing your anxiety and controlling your dental health.

First, we need to identify the cause of your fear. What is it that makes you anxious about dental visits? Once you know the cause, we can work with you to come up with a plan to address it. It's all about being proactive and finding a solution.

Next, find a dentist who understands dental phobias. Not every dentist is trained or has the composure, to work with patients who have anxiety, but there are specialized dentists who can help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your appointments. At our office, we use techniques like behavior management, relaxation, and sedation dentistry to help you overcome your fear.

Use relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and visualization to help calm your nerves. You can also try listening to calming music or using aromatherapy to help you relax. It's all about finding what works best for you.

Our dental studio practices biomimetic dentistry, the most conservative form of dentistry available. This minimally invasive approach to dentistry helps to alleviate the phobias associated with root canals, extractions, and crowns since biomimetic dentistry seeks to utilize techniques, protocols, and use of special materials that helps to avoid those more invasive procedures.

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation can help you relax during dental procedures and make it easier to get the necessary treatment without feeling any pain or discomfort. It's important to feel comfortable talking to us about your options and see if they are right for you.

Bring a friend or family member to your appointment. Having someone you trust can provide emotional support and distraction during the appointment. They can also help you get to the our office if you feel anxious about traveling alone.

Start with small steps. If you have severe dental phobias, it may be helpful to start by just visiting our dental office without having any work done. Gradually work your way up to having a cleaning or other dental procedure. It's important to go at your own pace and not rush things.

And finally, reward yourself! Treat yourself to something you enjoy after your dental appointments. This will help create positive associations with dental visits and make it easier to manage your dental phobia in the future.

Innovation is not just about technology; it's about finding new ways to solve old problems. Don't let dental phobias hold you back from having a healthy smile. With a little creativity, you can overcome your fears and receive the dental care you need to maintain optimal oral health.

We are here for you and if you would like to schedule an appointment or would like to learn more about us or Biomimetic Dentistry, we are always available to you in our studio for a consultation (332-334-8290) or feel free to take a look at other articles you can find here.

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