Dental anxiety is something that many people deal with on a regular basis, but some people who normally have no issues at the dentist are experiencing anxiety for the first time. With the pandemic ongoing and increased public health hazard, patients aren’t just anxious about their procedure. They are also anxious about their exposure to COVID-19.
You can’t let your anxiety stop you from getting the dental treatment that you need. The pandemic is not going to be ending anytime soon, and you will have to get the treatment at some point. With an uncertain future, you’ll have to cope with your anxiety, bite the bullet, and make that dental appointment.
Here are a few things you can do to cope with anxiety when you come to our office.
- Talk to us about your anxiety. If you are anxious about your exposure to the coronavirus, we can address your concerns and take measures to make you feel safer.
- If you are nervous about your dental procedure or have a history of pain during dental repair, let us know, so we can discuss anesthesia options.
- Make a playlist of your favorite calming music and bring along some unobtrusive earbuds.
- Download a couple of guided meditations to listen to while you are in the dentist chair.
- Research your procedure and ask questions if you aren’t sure what is being done or why.
We are able to offer more guidance and suggestions for coping with dental anxiety if we are able to assess the reasons for your nervousness. Contact us today to discuss your options with our friendly and empathetic staff.