4 Tips For Staying Relaxed At The Dentist
We recommend patients visit our office regularly to ensure they have optimal oral health. That can be challenging for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. No matter how you are feeling, routine dental care and receiving recommended treatments are vital to preventing complications and avoiding emergencies. Our team will do everything possible to help you feel comfortable while in our office, but there are some things you can do to help relax before and during your visit. Read on to learn more.
Tips to Help Relax During Your Visit
We never want your feelings to keep you from getting the dental care you need. However, we know we have patients who experience nervous feelings when they visit our office. Here are some tips to help you relax before your appointment and during your visit:
Schedule Your Appointment Wisely
If you have nervous feelings when you visit our office, be sure to schedule your appointment during a time when you will feel relaxed. For example, if you have a stressful job or a long commute, we do not recommend visiting our office after work. An earlier appointment seems to be a better fit for our patients with anxiety.
It can be difficult to express your emotions and feelings about visiting our office, but we encourage you to be honest with our team. We want to help you as much as we can. If we know you are feeling anxious, we can explain more about treatment or offer another solution to help you get the care you need.
Caffeine can increase blood flow in the body and cause nervousness and anxiety. We recommend avoiding caffeine until after your appointment. This may be another reason to visit our office earlier in the day.
If the sounds of the office are disturbing to you, bring a pair of headphones. You can listen to your favorite music, podcast, or audiobook to drown out the noise. Your appointment will fly by!
If you are in need of dental care, contact our office, which is located in Spring Hill, FL, to schedule an appointment. Please be honest with our team about your feelings when you contact us, and we can determine the best course of action for your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!