Oral Health Care Fundamentals: Dental Anxiety

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Many individuals often neglect their oral health care duties due to fears and concerns about visiting their dentist. Dental anxiety is an extremely common condition in which individuals feel overwhelming stress or anxiety due to visiting their dentist and receiving oral health care treatments. Fortunately, it can be treated.

Always speak with your dentist to determine your best plan for success for any oral health care treatments you may need. If you suffer from dental anxiety, be sure to let them know. If your dental anxiety is triggered by sounds and noises you may hear at the dentist office, it may be possible for your dentist to play calming music to help you relax. Furthermore, listening to relaxing sounds before you go to the dentist can also be extremely beneficial.

Visualization is a key to overcoming dental anxiety. It can help you visualize being at a happy place, including at a relaxing beach or a garden. In addition, work on breathing slowly and deeply, and counting the breaths you take. If you still feel extremely stressed or anxious, speak with your dentist about a relaxing sedative to help put your mind at ease.

Our team at Out Of This World Dentistry focuses on a selection of dental anxiety treatments to suit all your oral health care needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Destiny Rockwood, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Draper, Utah. You are welcome to call us at 801-571-6751.