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Dealing with Nerves at the Dentist

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Dental anxiety happens to everyone from time to time. Fear of dental procedures, long appointments, or discomfort during a treatment can all cause nervousness. That’s why Savannah Dental Care strives to put comfort, convenience, and ease at the forefront of every patient interaction we have. From our friendly team, to sedation options and technology that cut down on time and discomfort, we aim to make you as comfortable as possible. If you’re curious about what you can do to deal with nerves before dental appointments, here are a few helpful tips.

Practice Relaxation Techniques

If you know you suffer from dental anxiety, we recommend giving yourself plenty of time to arrive at your dental visit. Our offices are cozy and relaxing and not rushing to your appointment can help you to be less stressed before hand. Practice deep breathing to calm yourself down. You can also read or have a cup of tea while you’re waiting for your appointment. Self-calming techniques can make all the difference.

Remember Your Options for Comfort

If you are nervous about pain during procedures, we offer a few sedation options. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas is safe for patients of all. Contact us in advance if you feel the need for a stronger sedation. Don’t be shy. We want you to be comfortable while you’re with us. We also use high strength numbing gel and warmed anesthetic for greater comfort. Plus, the technology of DentalVibe gently vibrates the gums so you don’t feel any discomfort if you need an injection.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

Sometimes knowing what the step-by-step process is for each service can help you to calm down. Often, fear of the unknown causes dread. Ask us if you’re feeling nervous. We will walk you through what we will do in your appointment, whether it’s a cleaning or a root canal.

See a Dentist with Leading-Edge Technology

If you know you suffer from dental anxiety, it’s important to see a dentist who employs all the latest dental technology. These newer methods are more efficient and environmentally sustainable, while cutting down on discomfort and time spent in each appointment. We use intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, soft tissue lasers, and a host of other devices that help keep patients at ease. Let us know if you have any questions about our technology. We are more than happy to answer.

If you’re nervous about your next appointment, call our Aubrey, TX office! We will talk to you about how we can partner in making your visit relaxing and easy. Your comfort is our priority.

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