Our Crozet Dentist team want you to have the best and most successful dental experience possible, but that’s a hard goal to achieve if you have dental anxiety in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dental anxiety is real, and it tends to alter the comfort of the patient each time they attend a dental appointment. However, there are ways you can dismiss dental anxiety, and we recommend doing so by doing the following things:
-Tell our team about your fears. If we know about your nervousness and anxiousness, we will be able to cater to your needs and alter the treatment to make you feel more comfortable.
-Focus on your breathing while you receive treatment. Take slow, deep breaths and try to stay relaxed. If you hold your breath, the low oxygen levels will give you a panicked feeling.
-If the sound of the dental drill bothers you, we recommend bringing a portable audio player with you so you can listen to music during your treatment.
-Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages before your appointment. Caffeine tends to make the heart race.
-Try to eat high-protein foods before your visit. These foods produce a calming effect and will help you relax.
If you would like more information and details about how to eliminate dental fears and finally feel more comfortable in the dental chair, we encourage you to call 434-218-7072 and talk to your dentist or a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!