Dental anxiety is a real thing – it’s not just in your head. Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating anxiety which prevents them from getting the oral health care they need and deserve.
If you have dental anxiety, however, you don’t have to live with it and not get the dental care you need. There are a few things you can do to help cope with dental anxiety. Let’s look at what some of those are.
When you call in to schedule your next checkup or appointment, please let us know if you’ve had issues with dental anxiety in the past. This will help Dr. Tina Foss be prepared to take a little extra time to answer your questions and address any concerns. In many cases, being able to ask informed questions helps people with dental anxiety come to terms with the situation.
If your dental anxiety is linked to the sense that your mouth is an intimate part of the body, it’s important to remember that everyone working at North Mesquite Dental is a highly trained dental professional. The goal is to always provide you with the highest level of oral healthcare.
Some people find that breathing nitrous oxide helps them relax and ease feelings of anxiety. If this is an option you would like to explore, please feel free to mention it to your hygienist at the start of the appointment.
If you need to schedule an appointment, call us today at (972) 619-7763.