Dental Anxiety

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Blogs | 0 comments

Many people do not realize how severe and real dental anxiety can be. In fact, many people avoid going to the dentist altogether simply because of their fear. In some cases, it can be so severe that a patient loses sleep or obsessively thinks about what may happen once they are in the office. However, you do not have to live with this often unbearable anxiety. There are steps you can take to help alleviate or even conquer your dental fear.

— Talking to your dentist is key in dealing with your fear. Drs. Ali and Ali want to make sure each of their patients feels comfortable when they visit Wellesley Dental Group. There is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about and they want their patients to be at ease discussing their worries or concerns.

— Distraction is also a great way to let your mind wander while in your dentist’s chair. A popular method is bringing an MP3 player loaded with your favorite music. This allows you to relax and focus on the music rather than the procedure being performed. If you prefer, we have a comforting and relaxing soundtrack to listen to.

— For some people, medication works best to calm their nerves. There are options to choose from, such as premedication or relaxation (nitrous oxide), or oral conscious sedation. We want to make sure our patients are one hundred percent comfortable.

Drs. Ali and Ali believe dental anxiety should never get in the way of attending to your oral care needs. That is why at Wellesley Dental Group, the well being and comfort of our patients is our top priority.

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