Going to the dentist can be overwhelming, and many people experience anxiety about even just simple checkup appointments. However, whether you're visiting the dentist for a cleaning, or if you're going in for a more involved procedure, the best way to stay informed and calm is to communicate with your dentist.
The team at our office encourages questions and communication before, during, and after any procedure. Since anxiety is common, it's a good way for you, as the patient, to express any concerns that you may have, and let our team answer questions, and offer solutions to make you feel more comfortable. For example, if you think that a procedure will be specifically too difficult for you to undergo, you might consider sedation dentistry. This is a great option for those who have trouble at the dentist's office, and it simply helps you relax and remain calm during any procedure.
There's a lot of information online today about specific treatments and dental issues, but the truth is that everyone is a little different. Because of this, it's best to really discuss any issues that you may have with your dentist. Your dentist is able to fully examine and evaluate your teeth and gums and can identify what your specific needs will be moving forward. It can be helpful with any procedure to really know what to expect and to get the right information from the very beginning.
During a procedure, your dental team needs to know if anything feels wrong on your end. This is another area of communication that you should feel comfortable with at the dentist. We don't want to hurt you or cause discomfort during a procedure, and sometimes the best way to prevent that is simply hearing from you if anything goes wrong.
Visiting the dentist is vital for your oral health. At-home care simply isn't enough. Finding a dentist and office where you can feel comfortable communicating helps to ensure that you have the best experience and results possible for any dental procedure, large or small. If you have any questions, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment with our experienced team, don't hesitate to give our office a call for more information. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you've always wanted!