However, it’s important to understand that dental care is essential for maintaining good oral health. And, at Dentistry @ Jordanhill we are lovely! Our Principal, Radhika Baireddy has a passion for helping people to overcome dental anxiety and phobia.
Taking deep breaths and practicing relaxation techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation or guided imagery, can also be helpful in reducing anxiety. Patients can also ask us to take breaks during the procedure if needed, to help you feel more in control.
It’s also important for patients to take care of their oral health outside of the dental office. Regular brushing and flossing, as well as a healthy diet, can help prevent dental problems and reduce the need for invasive procedures.
Are you nervous?
You’re not alone, most of us suffer varying degrees of anxiety when visiting the dentist. For some if can be a deep seated phobia.
The large proportion of customers realise there expected levels pain and discomfort were far less in reality. But that really doesn’t you you.
Talking to us before any treatment can help put you at ease. Your dentist will explain the procedure in detail, which often helps a great deal.
We have spoken to many customers and have gathered some tips that can help you manage your nervousness.
- You could ask a friend or family member: Having someone you trust accompany you to your appointment can help ease your anxiety. They can provide emotional support and help distract you during the procedure.
- Practise relaxation techniques: Before your appointment, try relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or visualisation to help calm your nerves.
- Listen to music or podcasts: Bring your headphones and listen to your favorite music or podcast during the procedure to help distract your mind and reduce anxiety.
- Consider sedation dentistry: If your anxiety is severe, talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry options. These can include oral sedatives, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or intravenous (IV) sedation, which can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.