5 Ways To Manage Dental Exam Anxiety

Dental Work ImgGoing to the dentist can cause anxiety in some people. At Jordan Dentistry, we want all of our patients to be as comfortable as possible when they come to see us. Take a look at just 5 ways that may help decrease your pre-dental exam anxiety.

Focus on your breathing. When people are nervous they tend to hold their breath, which decreases oxygen levels and further increases feelings of panic. As in some meditation techniques, a focus on slow, regular breathing helps reduce stress levels.

Choose a low-stress appointment time. Select a time for your dental visit when you’re less likely to be rushed or under pressure. This might mean a Saturday or an early-morning appointment.

Use hand signals. When you feel uncomfortable, empower yourself to use designated hand signals to let your dentist know how you’re feeling.

Listen to music. Don’t like the sound of the drill? Put in your headphones and listen to your favorite tunes.

Share your concerns. Tell your dentist how you’re feeling about the visit so that they’re able to reassure you that everything will be okay.

These are just a few of the ways that you can lower your pre-dental exam anxiety.
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