Are you failuring to visit your dentist as much as you should be because of fears and concerns about any oral health care procedures you may be given? Are you afraid of having your teeth worked on by another individual? If you are suffering from these issues, you could have what is known as dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is a treatable condition, and getting treatment can ensure that your stress will be lowered so that the appropriate oral health care can be administered.
If you are suffering from dental anxiety, it could be linked to a fear of the unknown. Oftentimes, people are afraid of oral health care procedures that they may require before they understand what the procedures are. Even if you have concerns about restorations and repairs that may be needed for your teeth, youbbdo not need to worry about discomfort, as we offer nitrious oxide, or laughing gas, as a form of sedation to help calm and relax you.
Several forms of treatment can be used for individuals that are suffering from dental anxiety. You can speak with our dentist about the use of calming and relaxing music during a procedure as well as holding some form of stress relieving tool or toy. Furthermore, working on meditative practices can help reduce anxiety as it often works hand-in-hand with stress. Working on breathing patterns or visualizing yourself in a happy place can prove to be beneficial.
Are you suffering from dental anxiety? If so, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Drew Hines and our team at our office in Charlotte, North Carolina, by calling us at 704-366-3526.