4 Ways to Overcome Dental Fear

Dental fear is a real thing. And it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Plenty of people are afraid of the dentist. It IS important to overcome dental fear, though. If you feel anxious enough that you skip regular dental care, you may end up experiencing uncomfortable – and costly – problems like toothaches. 

Fortunately, with Charlotte Dentistry’s caring approach, you can get stress-free care at our Charlotte, NC office. We also suggest these fear-fighting strategies:

  • Discuss Your Anxiety With Us – We’re happy to work with you to make you feel as comfortable as possible. For instance, if you want the option of taking a break during a procedure, we can establish a signal – such as raising your hand – that lets us know you’d like a breather.
  • Try Positive Visualization – While still at home, picture yourself lying back comfortably as you receive treatment. Practice taking slow, deep breaths. Then use the same exercises after you arrive for your appointment. 
  • Use Soothing Sedation – We offer two kinds of calming sedation: fast-acting laughing gas and oral medication. We’ll help you determine which will work best for the treatment you’re receiving and the level of anxiety you feel. 
  • Stay Informed – Our dentists will explain every aspect of your care, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. If you have questions, we’ll answer them before your procedure begins. 

Call Charlotte Dentistry at 704-285-0846 to schedule your appointment in Charlotte, NC.