Anxiety over seeing the dentist is highly frequent, not only among youngsters but also among adults. You may not even realize you dread going to the dentist, but if you recognize some of these symptoms, you may be experiencing dental anxiety. That is why oral sedation dentistry in New Smyrna Beach, FL is utilized to lessen this feeling.
When the dentist’s chair starts to recline, you may feel as if you’ve lost control, as if you have no idea what’s about to happen, or as if you’re instantly vulnerable to pain. You may be terrified of drilling, needles, or other painful treatments, or you may gag when an apparatus is put into your mouth.
To help you relax and feel comfortable and in control of the situation, your dentist might provide you with distractions such as music, magazines, or television. Pain-free injections and moderate sedative choices will also be made available.
You know you have dental anxiety when you get jitters upon hearing that you have a dental appointment. If the fluorescent lighting, smell of the clinic, and sound of the drill all make you feel uneasy, you most likely equate these sounds, smells, and sights of the clinic with a bad past experience. Simply coming into the reception area is enough to make you feel anxious.
You can create excuses, such as a hectic schedule or failing to schedule that exam. It’s all too easy to let time slip away, especially when you don’t want to go to the dentist. Before you know it, it’s been a year or two since you’ve been to the dentist.
Patients who are afraid of going to the dentist don’t make an effort to plan visits. The sad fact is that the longer you go without regular checkups and cleaning, the more likely you are to develop more serious dental problems. Make it easier on yourself by visiting the dentist twice a year to keep your dental health in check.
At Atlantic Family Dentistry, we place a premium on kindness, compassion, and comfort to provide you with quality service. Contact us today to make your next appointment.