If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. Many adults experience dental anxiety or a dental phobia every time they go to the dental office. We understand dental care can be unnerving, but here at Rimrock Dental of Redmond, we do our best to make you feel comfortable during your visit.
Many people who have dental stress or anxiety often delay treatment, which leads to poor oral health. This can result in long-term, severe damage as well as more time spent at the dental office in the future. However, if you can muster your courage and attend your regular six month dental appointments, you can reduce these risks and maintain better oral health.
There are ways to help your anxiety while you are in the dental office. You can talk to your dentist about a signal you can give him at any point to stop so they know you are uncomfortable. You can listen to music while you are in the chair, or talk to your dentist about dental sedation. Many dentists offer comfort so you can feel more comfortable during your dental care appointment.
There are many ways you can maintain better oral health at home. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day will eliminate the plaque and bacteria in your mouth that can cause cavities and gum disease. However, brushing and flossing alone are not enough to fight the battle against plaque and gum disease. Your dentist needs to see you regularly so he can prevent any serious oral problems.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, talk to your dentist about it. Let your dentist know your concerns and questions. Don’t be afraid to take a seat in our dental chair. We do our best to help you feel confident and safe in the dentist’s hands. So, call us today and schedule an appointment so you can smile free from dental anxiety!