If you or a family member have a fear of going to the dentist because of a past traumatic experience or simply from a fear of the unknown, the first thing you should find comfort in knowing is that you’re not alone. Beddington Dental has helped countless patients in your same situation overcome their hesitation to visit a dentist, and we can do the same for you and your family.
Before we get into the solutions that Beddington Dental can provide to alleviate any fear of the dentist’s chair, it’s important to point out why getting beyond this fear is so important – not only to your oral health, but to your physical health, as well.
When you avoid visiting a dentist on a regular basis for routine exams and twice-a-year professional teeth cleaning in Calgary, you run the risk of leaving bacteria and tooth decay unchecked – and if left unchecked for too long, the they can turn into an infection that can spread into other parts of your body, including your heart.
One of the most popular options that patients choose to alleviate anxiety when visiting a dentist is a sedation dentistry. This is a safe option for patients of almost any age and it can be provided in various forms such as local anesthetics or nitrous oxide. The primary benefit to sedation dentistry is that it allows a patient to remain calm during almost any dental treatment. Plus, it has the added benefit of reducing anxiety should additional treatments be required.
Two other ideas that Beddington Dental has seen used effectively are to bring headphones to listen to your favorite relaxing music from your phone while undergoing treatment, or to have a close friend or family member accompany you on your visit.
And if you’re worried about your child experiencing dental anxiety, we recommend that you bring your child to your next appointment so they can watch your exam and see first-hand that there’s little to worry about.
If you’ve been putting off routine exams or cleanings, now’s the time to take control of your oral health. Contact the caring and professional staff at Beddington Dental to learn how we can help you manage your dental anxiety in Calgary.