Dental anxiety is a psychological condition that gives a person heightened stress and anxiety before and during basic dental procedures. Dr. Arpan Patel has seen many patients over the years who have struggled with dental anxiety and he would like to share some simple tips to help you cope with it
When scheduling an appointment, please let us know if you’ve had issues with dental anxiety in the past. This will help your dentist be prepared to take a little extra time to answer your questions and address any concerns. In many cases, being able to ask informed questions helps people with dental anxiety come to terms with the situation.
If you experience dental anxiety because you feel that the mouth is an intimate part of the body, it’s important to remember that everyone working in our office is a highly trained dental professional. The goal is to always provide you with the highest level of oral healthcare.
Some people find that breathing nitrous oxide helps them relax and ease feelings of anxiety. If this is an option you would like to explore, please feel free to mention it to your hygienist at the start of the appointment.
If you are struggling with dental anxiety in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, you can always call (215) 515-5157 to talk to a member of our Alpha Dental Excellence team to help reduce your stress.