There’s Nothing To Fear Here
Do you feel anxious when you are due to visit our office? If so, you are not alone! Dental anxiety is a very real emotion that many patients experience. Whether you have difficulty sitting for long periods of time, are not a fan of the sounds of the office, or had a prior negative experience, our team does everything we can to help you feel comfortable while in our office and under our care. We do our best to help our patients understand each treatment and know what to expect during their appointment. We wanted to share some useful tips that may help you feel more relaxed before and during your visit. Continue reading to learn more.
Helpful Relaxation Tips
We never want your nerves and anxiety to hold you back from getting the dental treatment you need and deserve. Here are some useful tips to help you relax:
- Schedule your appointment at the ideal time
- Avoid caffeine and sugar before your appointment
- Drink plenty of water
- Listen to calming music on the way to the office
- Bring headphones to enjoy your favorite music, podcast, or audiobook during your appointment
Be Honest With Us
We know that we have patients who suffer from anxiety when they visit our office. It is important to remember that we want what is best for you and that your comfort is our priority. We invite you to vocalize your fears or concerns when scheduling your appointment. If your anxiety is severe, we can recommend a sedation option, such as nitrous oxide or oral sedation, to help you get the care you need. Delaying routine care or a recommended treatment can lead to more extensive procedures as well as additional costs.
If you have any questions about your oral health we would love to speak with you. If it has been longer than six months since your last visit to the office or you need to schedule a recommended treatment, be sure to call the office located in Silverdale, WA to schedule an appointment. Please don’t forget to mention if you have any nervous feelings about visiting our office. We look forward to seeing you soon!