Did you know that dental fear is one of the most common dental concerns among children and adult patients? Dental fear can prevent many patients from getting the dental they need. When you avoid the dentist, your dental health can suffer, which may result in advanced treatment and multiple visits to the dentist office.
At Foothills Dentistry, our compassionate, experienced team of dentists work with you to overcome your dental fear. We know regular visits to the dentist are essential to your dental health, so we put together a simple list of ways to overcome your dental fear.
If you are searching for a compassionate dentist in Calgary, AB, schedule an appointment with our team at Foothills Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (587) 332-0802 or contact us online.
Learn About Your Treatment
To help patients better understand their treatment, we explain all aspects of your care, so you know what to expect. When patients know the ins and outs of their dental visit, it can help put their mind at ease; this also allows patients to ask any questions they may have about their dental experience.
Sometimes knowing what to expect can put your mind at ease. If you are uncomfortable with certain aspects of your care, ask about alternative treatments. Our team can work with you to create the best treatment plan for your smile.
Bring A Friend
You may need to bring a friend to your visit for moral support. Being around a person that you trust can help put you at ease during your appointment.
Listen to music, watch tv, or listen to an audiobook during your appointment to help distract yourself from the task at hand. Distracting yourself can help relieve some anxiety or fear you may feel during your visit.
Inquire About Sedation Dentistry
In advanced cases, patients can inquire about sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for patients to receive multiple treatments during an office visit. We offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for patients with dental fear and anxiety. We will perform a full dental examination, review your medical history, and discuss your treatment options before choosing the best sedation options for your needs.