SOLUTIONS FOR OVERCOMING DENTAL PHOBIA
Andrew Hoffman, D.M.D. can help you get the care you need.
We Can Help!
Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our office is committed to making sure that your visit is as comfortable, quick, and easy as possible. There are numerous solutions for dental anxiety, and we are ready to help.
Here are a few popular methods for easing anxiety in the dental office:
- Communication: Letting us know why or what you are afraid of enables us to begin to help you overcome your fears. Many times we can alleviate your fears just by providing you with accurate or updated information. We find that in many situations, patients are phobic due to common dental anxieties such as not knowing what will be done and/or how long an appointment or procedure will take. We will always keep you well informed by providing you with detailed explanations in layman’s terms and answering any questions you may have before, during, and after any of your procedures. We will consistently take the time to make sure that you fully understand what is happening and the reason why we are doing it.
- Calming Techniques: Many patients find it helpful to practice controlled breathing or to find distraction inside the room.
- Listening to Music: With most procedures, the use of personal headphones and music is allowed. This is a great way to keep calm and pass the time while in the chair.
- Taking Breaks: Let us know if you would like to take a short break during your treatment by signaling with your left hand.
Oral health is important for the health of your whole body. Don’t let fear stand in the way of good dental care! We can help you get the care that you need.