Did you know that as many as 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety? Are you one of those patients? Patients get anxious about dental visits for different reasons—whether it be anticipating pain or simply bad news about their oral health. If you’ve had a bad experience with a past dentist, don’t let that keep you from receiving the dental care that you need and deserve. Keeping your teeth and gums is a full-time job and it takes two participants: you and your sedation dentist in Lincoln Park, NJ. That’s right, Comprehensive Dental offers sedation dentistry to make every appointment comfortable for patients dealing with dental phobia.
How can you calm down before a dental appointment?
If you’re nervous about an upcoming appointment at Comprehensive Dental, try these tips to curb your anxiety.
- Communicate openly about your fears. It’s not embarrassing, more than half the population experiences the same fear! Expressing your concerns will help you dentist adapt the treatment to your needs.
- Listen to music. If the sound of dental tools makes you nervous, it’s fine to listen to your own soothing music.
- Use hand signals with your dentist. Empower yourself by communicating with hand signals before your dental treatments. If you begin to feel uncomfortable, signal the dentist to slow down or stop the procedure.
- Choose a low-stress appointment time. After work is probably the worst time for a dental appointment. Naturally, you’ve been on a regimented schedule all day so you already feel rushed. Schedule an early morning appointment or a Saturday morning appointment (yes, we’re open on Saturdays!)
Why Sedation Dentistry?
If you’re still struggling to calm down before your dental appointment, we can help you get the dental care you deserve. Comprehensive Dental understands that about 75% of the American population experiences some level of dental anxiety, whether it’s minor or severe. Our friendly staff has the tools and knowledge to help you overcome your dental phobia with sedation. Communicating with our dentists—Drs. Maggie or Samir Rana or Dr. Shahin Ghobadi—is the first step to restoring your oral health. This way, we can determine how severe your dental anxiety is and the best service option for you. Our priority is making every experience with our practice anxiety-free.
Visit Comprehensive Dental!
Your dentist in Lincoln Park, NJ provides convenient, comfortable dental services that every patient needs. Tooth decay and disease do not stop because of dental anxiety, neither should your necessary dental care. Not only can we help you face your dental phobia in a safe way, but we do it at your convenience with extended office hours. Our Lincoln Park dental office is open past 5pm four days out the week and open on Saturdays so you don’t have to compromise your work schedule. Call today to schedule your appointment!