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Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

It’s perfectly normal to have some anxiety before your visit to the dentist’s office! Here are some tips for overcoming that.

Does going to the dentist scare you? If it does, you’re not alone! It’s perfectly normal to have some anxiety when it comes to going to a dentist. At Olney Dental, we want you to feel safe and anxiety-free when it’s time for your dental procedure, whether you’re getting a routine cleaning or dental implants. As dental anxiety is one of the most common fears there is, we’ve come up with a list of ways that might help you overcome this fear.

Have a Meeting with Your Dentist

Before your appointment, meet with your dentist. Get to know them a little before they have a drill in their hand. You can ask any questions you might have about your visit or their procedures. If your dentist is particularly busy, you can talk to them for a minute before you lie back in the chair for your exam. Hygienists are also there to answer any questions you may have.

Be Honest

The first step to conquering any personal problem is to admit that it is a problem. If you’re anxious about your visit, just tell us! We are here to help and will not judge you in any way. Fear of the dentist is so common, and there’s nothing wrong with it, or you. A lot of fear of the dentist comes from humans’ fear of the unknown. We want to de-mystify your dental visit. If you’d like to touch any of the instruments, just ask. We are also happy to walk you through your entire procedure step by step. We are here to support your oral health in any way we can!

Bring Someone with You

If you’re feeling anxious about a dental procedure, it may be helpful to have someone with you that you trust. Even if they just sit in the waiting room, just knowing they’re there can be helpful. Plus, if you’re getting numbed or having a more in-depth procedure your friend or family member can drive you so you can just relax!

You Can Trust Olney Dental for All of Your Dental Care Needs

For all of your oral care questions and concerns, Olney Dental has the expertise and professionalism to get them the answers they need. Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on FacebookTwitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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