What to Do about Dental Anxiety

Dentist ColumbusDental anxiety creates a serious threat to oral hygiene because it prevents people from getting dental cleanings, fillings, and other treatments that they need. With the help of your dentist serving Columbus, you can find a way to manage your dental anxiety and to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Continue reading to find out more.

Talk to Your Dentist
Whether you have a small or a large amount of anxiety, it is very important to share your fears and concerns with your dentist. Sometimes, expressing your fears is enough to help you work through them. The dentist can also walk you through every procedure to give you a better understanding of what happens during a visit. If the conversation is not enough to quell your fears, the dentist can help you find a better solution.

Bring Something to Help You Relax
Some people can get past their anxiety by bringing something to distract them during an appointment. Whether you listen to music or ask a friend to come with you, finding a distraction or a person that keeps you calm can help you get the treatments you need.

Ask about Sedation Dentistry
If you are still struggling with large amounts of dental anxiety, you might want to talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry. IV sedation can help you get the treatments you need without the anxiety. Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who are afraid of dental procedures, who feel large amounts of anxiety, or who plan to get several procedures in one day. It is also a great option for people who have a sensitive gag reflex. This safe and effective option gives you the chance to relax enough to get the treatments you need.

The dentists at Oak Creek Dental Care are always here to help you get the oral care that you need. We offer IV sedation to make sure all patients can get the procedures that will help them maintain healthy teeth and gums. To learn more about our services or to schedule your next appointment, visit us online or call (614) 682-8426.

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Columbus Dentist
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Columbus, OH 43229
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