It is normal to have fears about going to the dentist. You could have had a upsetting dental experience as a child that had lasting effects into adulthood. If your parents had fears about going to the dentist you could of inherited them as well. But today dentists are better trained and have all the tools to make your visit more comfortable.
Here are some tips to make your experience more enjoyable.
When going to the dentist, you don’t have to do everything at once.
If possible schedule an examination first them come back for a cleaning. If you have to have a tooth pulled or have to have a cavity filled schedule another appointment to relieve some of the stress from the experience. If you are stressed out during a cleaning bring something with you like a stress ball to keep in your hands. Another stress reliever you can do while sitting in the waiting room. Bring along a book you are reading, play a fun game on your phone or listen to music. This will help distract you and is a good stress reliever.
After your dentist appointment, set up a fun activity or reward yourself with your favorite treat.
This way you have something to look forward to while your sitting in the chair. Remember, going to the dentist is not the end of the world. Let our staff know if you have any fears about dental procedures and they will be happy to help you through the process.