Being nervous about visiting the dentist is something a lot of people experience. But the dentist does not need to be something to be afraid of. Our team at Gulf Coast Dental wants to be sure you feel comfortable in our chair.
Avoiding your local dentist can be more damaging than you think. When you neglect dental care, it can cause issues such as:
- Bad breath
- Infected teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gum disease
- Plaque and cavities
Dentist anxiety is not something to be ashamed of, and we can help solve it! We want to give you a few tips on how you can ease dental anxiety to get you back in the chair for dental services.
Find a Place You Are Comfortable Going To
We know how tough it is for some people to go to the dentist. We at Gulf Coast Dental want to make the process as easy as possible for our patients. We do a few things in our office to help ease the stress you may have. You can talk to us about any concerns you may have, and we will do our best to help you during your dental service.
Our team wants you to feel 100% safe visiting us. If you have any questions about how we can help you relieve some of your dental anxiety, give us a call.
Ways We Help to Reduce Your Stress
At Gulf Coast Dental, we want you to have a pain-free dental experience. There are a few ways we can achieve this.
We always ask if you’re concerned about any of our steps to ask us questions. We can guide you through every step we are doing. Some patients find this very helpful in calming down their dental anxiety.
We also provide TVs and music in our examination rooms to help take your mind off the dental service. Ask us about other helpful distractions we may be able to provide. Sometimes even having us talk to you through the dental service can help calm some nerves.
If you need a break from the service, let us know, and we are more than happy to take a quick break to let you relax.
Ask Us for Appropriate Sedation Options
Many of our patients find it easier to get through more lengthy procedures with appropriate sedation. Ask us for some different options that we can provide for you.
These are a few ways we can help you alleviate your stress, but there are also ways you can help calm your nerves down. We are always here for you at Gulf Coast Dental; give us a call if you have any questions about what we do to help you.
Ways You Can Alleviate Your Dental Anxiety
We recommend our patients do two essential things when they have dental anxiety; bring someone along and schedule your next appointment before you leave. Here is how these two things can help.
Bring Someone Along
Sometimes just having someone there waiting for you when your appointment is over can help calm your nerves. Knowing you do not have to go through it alone can make you feel relaxed.
Schedule Your Next Appointment with Gulf Coast Dental
When you’re leaving your appointment, be sure to schedule your next appointment. When people have to call to make their next appointment, they are more likely not to come. Planning ahead of time will take away any pressure to call and make another appointment in the future.
We hope these tips have made some of your nerves disappear. If you are due for dental service give us a call to schedule today!