Tips for Coping with Dental Anxiety

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Dental anxiety is a real condition that stops people of all ages from visiting the dentist. Without regular dental visits, you could compromise your oral health.  If you suffer from dental anxiety, use the following tips to get past these fears and get the oral care that you need to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Talk to Your Dentist
Your dentist can help you deal with this anxiety as long as you communicate your fears. Before your next appointment, you should sit down with your oral health professional to talk about your fears. Whether you are afraid it will be painful or you do not like getting services you do not understand, it is important to talk about your fears. Once the dentist knows what makes you anxious, he or she can make some changes to help you feel more comfortable. Sometimes, simply talking to your dentist about your fears is enough to help you relax before an appointment.

Learn about the Dental Tools
A lot of people are afraid of dental tools because they are unsure of what they do. If you feel very uncomfortable about the sounds coming from these tools, you should ask the dentist or the dental hygienist to walk you through how they work. This will give you the knowledge you need to feel better about your fears so you can get your dental treatments.

Ask about Sedation Dentistry
If you have a severe case of dental anxiety, you might want to talk to your dentist about IV sedation. This dental care option will help you work through your anxiety to get the necessary treatments. In addition, IV sedation can make it much easier to relax the next time you go to the dentist.

Oak Creek Dental Care offers IV sedation to help our patients get past their dental anxiety. As a full-service dental office with some of the best dental technology in the Columbus area, we help our patients get the treatments they need. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (614) 682-8345.

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