How to Get Over Your Fear of Dentists
Dental anxiety is very real in this world. Most Americans get over their fear of going to the dentist by not going at all. That creates more problems, and ultimately more fear and more cost. Here is what we need to do: routine and consistent appointments with your dentist helps us prevent problems and helps you get used to it and overcome your fear.
However, if you are somebody that has not been to the dentist in a long time, it's okay. The important thing is that you find a dentist that you're comfortable with, and you're comfortable with their team. When we see patients, we give them plenty of time. Tell us your story, tell us why you're nervous, let's talk it out, is usually all that's required.
We also offer creature comforts. We have televisions in the ceilings along with blankets and headphones that allow you to control the volume. We give you the remote control and provide aromatherapy. These things really help, and of course there are medications that we can prescribe to people to help them simply get over the edge when needed.