Did you know that many people have dental anxieties? Though there are people that do not sure the dental anxieties with their dentist afraid that it some how makes them look bad. Which in turn only increases their anxieties.
If you have dental anxieties, or are tense or anxious while having dental care services, do yourself a favor and get your concerns off your chest. Your dentist and dental team are better able to treat you if they know your needs.
Tell your dentist about your anxiety. When you book your appointment, tell the receptionist you are nervous about dental visits. Remind the dentist and dental staff about your anxiety when you arrive.
When a dentist knows you have anxieties she or he will generally go over with you what they are doing and why. Sometimes knowing what is going to happen alleviates any fears of the unknown.
Agree on a signal. Let your dentist know by raising your hand if you need to take a break during an exam. If you experience pain even with a local anesthetic, tell your dentist. Some patients get embarrassed about their pain tolerance or do not want to interrupt a dentist during a procedure. Talk with your dentist about pain before it starts so your dentist knows how to communicate with you and make it more comfortable.