At Dutch Barton Dental, we understand that some people feel nervous about going to the dentist. Though a visit to the dentist is not something to be worried about, many patients find themselves feeling fearful and anxious beforehand. It’s not an uncommon thing to fret about, even though there is absolutely no reason to dread a trip to the dentist. Thankfully, there are things you can do to ease this nervousness and ensure your dental visit is an enjoyable one.
Advice for Nervous Dental Patients
- Find a Dentist That Has Experienced With Nervous Patients – There are a lot of dental professionals to choose from, but not everyone will have experience in dealing with nervous patients. At Dutch Barton Dental, we are compassionate and understanding towards anyone who may feel on edge about visiting the dentist. Regardless of whether you are popping in for a general check up or you need specific treatment, you can rely on us to go above and beyond. From the moment you step foot into Dutch Barton Dental, we want to make you feel relaxed and reassured.
- Communicate With Your Dentist – It’s important to be upfront and honest with your dentist, especially if you are feeling worried about your visit. Let them know that you are nervous and unsure, so they know to approach your treatment in a mindful and cautious way. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – even if it seems silly – and let them know what you need.
- Start With a Small and Simple Checkup – If you avoid going to the dentist because of nerves, it’s a good idea to start with a small and simple checkup. Rather than jumping in at the deep end and undergoing lengthy procedure, start with a simple checkup or a quick clean. Going to the dentist regularly can help you to feel more comfortable with doing so. Eventually, you can work your way up to other dental treatments.
- Book a Morning Appointment – There is nothing worse than worrying about something all day, as it only builds up in your head and becomes a hurdle that’s hard to get over. By scheduling a dentist appointment in the morning, you get it out of the way before the day has really begun.
- Take Someone to the Dentist With You – A lot of nervous patients find it helpful to take a family member or friend with them to the dentist, someone to calm their nerves and offer support throughout. Choose someone you are comfortable with and someone who understands your nervousness, and let them reduce your stress and distract you during your appointment.
- Try Breathing Techniques – A lot of nervous patients practice breathing techniques during a dentist appointment, they tune everything out and focus on themselves. Not only have breathing techniques been proven to reduce stress, but they are known to create a calm and relaxing environment.
Nervous Patients at Dutch Barton Dental
As experienced dental professionals, we have had many nervous patients over the years. We consider ourselves to be well versed in making sure all of our patients feel relaxed, comfortable and in control. Get in touch to find out about visiting Dutch Barton Dental as a nervous patient.