Being afraid to visit the dentist is actually quite common. Unfortunately, dental fears can keep you from one of the most important parts of dental care: a general dentistry visit. At Reveal Dental, we can help you with dental fears. We provide general dentistry services to Cedar Park and the surrounding area.
Take Baby Steps
If you’re scared of the dentist’s chair, start small. Come in for an appointment just to talk about the strategies we can offer to help. For example, you could simply have an exam – no cleaning, no cavity-filling. It’s an opportunity to make sure there aren’t any serious problems and to build rapport with the dentist and staff. You can talk to the dentist about the source of your fears and figure out how to get past them.
Try Various Strategies
You don’t have to take medications if you don’t want to. In fact, other options are preferred. For example, some people find meditation can significantly relieve anxiety. You can listen to audio-books or music during your dental appointment, which can help distract you from the actual treatment. Reveal Dental uses such amenities as personal wireless headphones, warm blankets and dark glasses to help keep you comfortable and relaxed. Each room has television and WiFi access. An early morning appointment might also help, as that can be better than trying to have a dental appointment at the end of a stressful day.
What About Medications?
Sometimes, medications are the best choice, especially if your fear is preventing you from getting routine care. Your dentist may be able to give a you a sedative medication to take before your appointment. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) during the treatment can also help calm and relax you. You may need someone else to take you to and from the appointment, so plan ahead.
We hate to see people living with dental fears. We do our best to provide compassionate care with the use of the latest technology. In fact, if you haven’t been to see a dentist in a while, you might not realize how much things have changed. Contact Reveal Dental for an appointment and let us help you get past your dental fears so you can have a healthy, beautiful smile.