More than a third of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. It is much more prevalent than one would assume. If you’ve been putting off overdue dental work because of pain and anxiety, you’re not alone. Here we offer a few helpful hints to help you overcome your fear to get the type of treatment and care you need in order to help your oral health.
It is understandable that one would have a fear of dentists. The experience is not considered fun overall as you have someone poking and prodding a sensitive area of your body. It has never been more comfortable though to hit up the dentist’s office with tools and techniques developed in past decades to minimize discomfort.
It is important to find a dentist that you’re comfortable with and who is able to understand where you’re coming from with your anxiety. At Friedman Dental Group, we have dealt with many cases of patients who weren’t crazy about the idea of a visit to the dentist. We have worked with these patients to provide them with high quality care and ease them into the necessary procedures.
We emphasize with our patients that if there’s a lot to be done, we don’t need to sit down and schedule everything at once. We enjoy meeting our patients and taking things slow by scheduling an examination every few weeks to continue work and to establish a history of successful low stress dental visits. For those patients that have intense fear, we invite them to bring a stress ball with them and to keep it with them. Squeeze it when you feel anxious. At Friedman Dental Group, we’ve been with all sorts of patients – some of which have done this and some of which have been worse than this.
No matter the procedure – whether it’s a dental cleaning or right up to full mouth restoration – our job is to keep you calm and comfortable through the entire dental procedure. Our offices at Friedman Dental Group are the ideal setting for anyone less than comfortable at the dentist. Dental technology has come a long way, and there is no need to suffer through any cosmetic or general dentistry procedure today. Pain is never a part of the procedure. This is our guarantee.
Though nearly 40% of Americans maintain some degree of dental anxiety, Friedman Dental Group is welcoming to all patients looking to get work done. For some, this anxiety is severe to the point where it prevents these people from getting the proper dental care they need. If it is this severe, there are options to allow you to experience a relaxing tension-free dentist visit.
Oral sedation is one option for those patients that need a little more help to relax while at the dentist. If it is extremely severe, complete sedation dentistry is the ideal solution. Here you will be relaxed to the point where you’ll practically sleep through your appointment. It’s that easy.
Fear or anxiety is understandable. Friedman Dental Group knows that. But to let it affect your oral health is a bad thing. Take control of your oral health today and contact us for more information on how we can assist you with treatment.