Have you ever met somebody who enjoys going to the dentist, who looks forward to sitting down in that reclining chair so commonly associated with the torture of dental surgery? For many people out there, just the thought of going to the dentist brings up anxiety and associations of pain and discomfort.
For the most part, this anxiety is unwarranted, a trip to the dentist can actually be a pleasant experience. So to help you get the most pleasant experience you can when visiting the dentist, here are a few tips to take the anxiety out of it.
Let Your Dentist Know How You Feel
Open and honest communication about your fears to your dentist will ensure that he or she does what they can to set your fears at ease. Don’t be afraid to communicate when you feel anxious or when you are in pain. Remember that your dentist doesn’t know what’s going on in your head, and would also like to make the experience as painless for you as possible. So speak to them about your fears before getting started.
Know What You’re In For
Many people find that knowing what is happening during a dentist visit helps to quell their fears a little. If you are that type of person, ask your dentist what the procedure involves, how much pain it may cause, and even what he or she can do to alleviate that.
Focus on the Positive
People visit the dentist for a number of reasons, but all of them boil down to wanting results. That result might be a lessening of pain or discomfort, or even manufacturing an award-winning smile. During the procedure, it helps to think about the positive end-results when trying to take your mind off of the negative thoughts.
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