Does going to the dentist bring you anxiety? Pacific Hearts Dentistry would like to guarantee you that your emotional and physical needs are our delight and that we will endeavor to take the best care of you and your teeth. Here are some coping strategies we can suggest for you while you visit with us:
– Communicate: When you phone us to book your appointment, don’t hesitate to tell us that you have dental anxiety. Not only will you feel better if you tell us your feelings, but it will assist us in better meeting your needs. You can ask us any questions you want to alleviate any fears. If you are ever more uncomfortable or need more anesthetic, just tell us or raise your hand and we will attend to those needs accordingly.
– Distract Yourself: To set you more at ease, you are welcome to bring headphones with your favorite songs or an audiobook to listen to. You can even squeeze a stress ball or close your eyes and visualize your happy place, like the beach, the top of a mountain or a garden.
– Practice Relaxation: First, focus on your breathing. Inhale slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Count each breath. A second technique to try is to tense and relax each part of your body from your toes to your head.
If you have any queries or would like to book an appointment in Irving, Texas with Dr. Rawaha Memon, you can call our friendly dental staff at 972-957-3577. We’re here to help!