Conquer Your Fear

Conquer Your Fear… of the Dentist!

Dental anxiety seems like something kids would have a hard time getting over, but if you’re one of the many people who struggle with “dentophobia,” you know it’s not child’s play. Your fear of the dentist could be preventing you from sticking with your regular dental appointments, and that’s keeping you from getting the best possible care for your teeth and your health in general.

Talk to Your Dentist

To overcome a fear of going to the dentist, it helps to understand what’s driving the fear. Is it the fear of pain? You should know that there have been a lot of advancements in dentistry over the years. A procedure that was once known to be uncomfortable can now be done with barely a blip on your pain radar. Maybe it’s the sounds that make you feel uncomfortable? Headphones with some of your favourite soothing sounds might help.

Once we are aware of your concerns, we can work with you to help address them. That’s why the best thing you can do to help move past your dental anxiety is to talk to us about it. We can offer additional, prescription treatments like anti-anxiety meds or nitrous oxide (aka, laughing gas). We can go slowly and give you an easy-to-use hand signal to let us know to stop if you’re feeling any discomfort. There are a lot of things we can do to help, we just need to know you need it.

Oral Health Affects Overall Health

You may think that maintaining pearly whites is the only reason to go for a routine dental cleaning. Regular visits to our office are important, yes to help maintain your beautiful smile, but also to help protect you from other serious health conditions. People with untreated dental conditions are prone to increased rates of heart disease and diabetes, among other serious health conditions.

Dental anxiety is a real thing that can often be alleviated by simply talking to us about it. We’re happy to help you conquer your fear of dental treatments to get on the road to a brighter smile and better health.

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