Does dental anxiety negatively affect your life? Have you noticed a downturn in your health because you are afraid to go to your dentist for any repairs or restorations that you may need with your teeth and gums? If so, it is important to understand that several treatments are available for dental anxiety if you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed about visiting your dentist.
Several treatments for dental anxiety can often be done before even stepping foot in the office. Dental anxiety is linked to stress, so you’ll need to practice stress-relieving techniques such as meditative therapy. Try doing yoga or working on breathing patterns to help calm and relax your body. Furthermore, if you find yourself at a heightened sense of anxiousness, visualize yourself in a place that does make you happy. Anywhere from a beach to a garden or theme park or anywhere else that makes you calm and relaxed, can help ease tensions associated with dental anxiety.
Speak to your dentist about the use of sedation dentistry to help calm and relax you during oral health care procedures. With sedatives, you can enjoy your procedures without the fear of any pain or discomfort. Calming music and stress relieving tools such as spinners and stress balls can also be helpful during your procedure.
Make sure to take diligent care of your concerns and fears associated with dental anxiety so that your smile can receive the care it needs. For more information about dental anxiety, or to schedule a comprehensive oral examination with Dr. Christopher Hulen and our team at Hulen Family Dentistry, give us a call at 765-675-8745. Our dentist office is suitably located in Tipton, Indiana.