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Tips for Staying Relaxed During a Dental Procedure

March 30, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Cassidy Bray
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We know going to the dentist is not a fun experience for many patients. Dental anxiety is real, and millions of people experience it. However, your dental care is important, so you shouldn’t skip your dental appointments due to nervousness or fear. 

We want you to be as calm as possible during your dental procedure, so we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you. 

Tell Your Dentist About Your Fears

Never be afraid to tell your dentist about your anxiety. We realize how scary dental work can be for some patients, and we want to make your visit as pleasant as we can. Our dental team will try to help alleviate your fears. Whether you need a thorough explanation of the procedure, regular reassurance during your appointment, or frequent breaks, we will be happy to take our time and make you more at ease. 

Take a Few Deep Breaths and Try Distractions

Taking a few deep breaths can help relieve anxiety in just about any situation. We encourage you to take a few deep breaths if you begin to feel nervous about your dental appointment. You can also help distract yourself from your anxiety with music, a podcast, or another form of entertainment. 

Schedule Your Appointment for a Convenient Time

To provoke the least anxiety possible, it’s best to schedule your appointment at a convenient time. This means not trying to squeeze an appointment into a lunch break where you need to rush back to work immediately after or before an important event. Try to schedule your procedure on a day and time where you can relax before and after your appointment. 

In our dental office, we provide short appointments for people with dental anxiety to make the appointment easier. Our understanding dental team provides plenty of empathy during your appointment to make you feel comfortable. If there’s anything we can do to help you stay calm during your procedure, feel free to let our team know in advance. We are happy to help in any way we can. 

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To achieve excellent oral health, dental procedures and appointments are necessary. We are here to help you get the dental care you need in a comfortable, safe environment. 

Reach out to Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule your appointment. Dr. Cassidy Bray is a skilled dentist who will do his best to make you feel at home during your procedures.

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