Monroe Dental Arts

How We Can Treat Dental Anxiety

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Going to the dentist isn't everyone's favorite activity. That being said, it's vital that you make it to your cleanings every 6 months, and to any treatments that you may need to keep up with your oral health. Oral health affects the health of your entire body, and poor oral health has been linked to serious heart conditions. 

Dental Anxiety Solutions

Dental anxieties are extremely common. Here're some ways that our office can help you through the treatments that you need: 

  • Preparation: Our entire team will work towards making sure that you know exactly what to expect for any procedure, no matter how small. One of the biggest fears we find from patients is that something they don't expect will happen. We strive to keep you informed of the procedure you are about to have, and we'll make sure that you comfortable with it beforehand. 
  • Asking questions: One of the best ways you can feel better about your experience at the dentist's office is to be open about your stresses and concerns. This will help the dentist and staff know how they can make you more comfortable. It's also the best way to make sure that all of your questions get answered correctly. Every patient is unique, which means that asking questions is the best way to know what's going to happen with your specific treatment. 
  • Open communication: If you are having discomfort, or anything feels wrong during a procedure, don't hesitate to let your dentist know. Often simply raising a hand will indicate to the staff that you need a moment, and then the issue can be properly addressed. 
  • Sedation dentistry: If you are still feeling uncomfortable with the treatment, sedation might be a good choice for you. Our office offers nitrous oxide, which simply helps to take the edge off of your anxiety during your time at the office. It's safe and can be very effective when it comes to treating dental anxieties. It's one of the easiest ways to relax while you're in the dental chair, and our team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have beforehand. 

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At Monroe Dental Arts, our top priority is making sure that you are comfortable when receiving the dental care that you need. If you have any questions, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today to get started! 

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