Dental anxiety and dental phobia are common among people of all ages. If you feel extremely anxious before or during appointments with your dentist or even avoid going to the dentist altogether, you may be suffering from one of these conditions. Luckily, there are steps that you and your dentist can take to help you feel at ease and get the dental treatment you need in comfort. First, let your dentist know how you feel. He may be able to offer suggestions or recommend sedation dentistry to help you relax. You should also ask your dentist to explain each step of your treatment beforehand so that you know what to expect. Don’t try to squeeze your appointment into a busy day, which may make you even more stressed. Take a few minutes to breathe deeply and relax before you head to the dentist’s office.
At The Smile Design Center of Baltimore, we offer sedation dentistry to help our patients feel comfortable during dental cleanings and treatments. Our team also provides general and cosmetic dentistry services. Give us a call at (443) 275-9821 for more information.