If you had three wishes, would you use one of them to never see a dentist again? Does the idea give you the creeps? We can’t make such wishes come true, but we can help you come over your fear.
See the clinic for yourself before booking an appointment. Get in touch with the people, who work there, in person. You will see a lot of smiling faces around you. Be honest about how scared of the dentist you are, and how much emotional support you require. There is no shame in that, 6 out of 10 people experience some kind of fear when it comes to dental treatments. Seeing for ourselves that the atmosphere is relaxed, the nurse is nice, and the receptionist is very patient, will lift our spirit.
No more pain
Fear of the dentist goes back a long way, probably hundreds of years. These were the times, when even tooth extractions were done without any preparation. Today, while everything is done under local anesthesia, people are still afraid of getting injections. Indeed, this can be painful. Not because of the needle, but the liquid coming out of it, stretching the nerves. This is all history now, thanks to manual and digital technologies used by skillful surgeons. Those who need an extra push above all this, there’s always an option to have everything carried out in conscious sedation. So dentistry won’t be a nightmare anymore.
Dentistry – chilled out edition
Our pain threshold is decided in the brain. If we have preconceptions about a treatment being painful, it will hurt more than it normally would. It is recommended to relax a bit before seeing a dentist. Take a walk in a park, read a good book, or do yoga a bit. The point is to relax, and not to think about the upcoming treatment. Once that’s done, arrive to the surgery in time, in order to avoid waiting for hours. Sitting there, you will be hardly able to about anything else other than dentistry.
Periodic visits are the way to go
The rule of thumb is to see a dentist once a year, even if you don’t experience any issues. Seeing a dentist every once a while can help a lot in the long run. Malfunctions and other issues can be spotted this way, before they can cause any real trouble. However, the best feeling is leaving the dental chair after just a few minutes of examination, being praised by a dentist for keeping good care of our mouths. Getting positive feedback will make you more confident about seeing the dentist.