If you feel stressed or anxious about visiting the dentist, you could be suffering from dental anxiety. Here at Preston Family Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr understands that people have anxiety about dental treatments, which is why she wants to give you a basic understanding of dental anxiety, and do everything in her power to ensure you feel safe and comfortable in our care.
Dental anxiety is a condition where people feel fear, stress, or have severe anxiety about visiting the dentist and undergoing any dental treatment. This condition keeps people afraid to get their semi-annual checkups, which can lead to serious oral health problems if their cavities or gum disease is left unchecked. Luckily, there are things you can do on your own to help you ease your dental anxiety.
Wearing headphones to listen to movies or music while you are in the dental chair could help you feel more comfort and relaxation in the dental chair. Working out a signal with your dentist could also help you if you need a pause or a timeout during treatment. The most important thing to remember is to be open about your feelings so we can do what we can to help you each step of the way.
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your oral care or feel ready to make an appointment, please call us today at 972-447-9707. Our professional dental team is happy to assist you with your oral health care needs.