“I’m afraid of the dentist” – I said it at least once. We are all very afraid of the dentist. This article aims to at least ameliorate fear of the dentist. which is often unjustified. How can we defeat the fear?

Here are some tips that we can apply to trust a dental office:

 

Be informed and familiar!

Choose a cabinet and a dentist to give you confidence that the treatment will be successful because, above all, health must take precedence. You will relax knowing that you are in good hands. Do not forget that technology and medicine are evolving, which is why anesthesia will be a helpful friend that will make you forget about the fear of your dentist. Being responsible for our health is important.

Another critical step in choosing a dentist is to have a free discussion with him and to establish a treatment plan that is explained to you. Do not hesitate to ask questions and ask for information. We have a smile that we have to ensure every day and to be healthy. Here is more info.

 

Choose local anesthesia.

Be informed of the risks of general anesthesia and opt for local anesthesia. To perform dental treatment in order to relax and not feel the inconvenience of medical maneuvers. We often meet with questions that amplify patient fear and postpone the visit to the dentist.

Clarify the amount of discomfort they will feel before starting any treatment (“Will it hurt?”, “I’m afraid of the sound of the device / that buzz”, “I’ll take my turn – How hard will it hurt me during the extraction and afterward?”, “Can I go to work?”, “Is it necessary to take my leave?” Etc.) For all these fears, physicians, offer solutions that will be personalized according to the sensitivity of each patient. Whether it is general local anesthesia, post-treatment with anti-inflammatory or anti-stroke treatments. The sensation you can meet while you are at the dentist is that of minimal discomfort in the form of pressure (in the case of extractions), a feeling of pressure (“feel a weight”), and the sound that amplifies the fear of the patients (“that buzz” ).

They all have a resolution. We will use anesthesia whether we will allow the patient to listen to his favorite music on headphones or talk to him during the procedures to fight the fear of utensils. Another important step is breathing, which must be controlled, rhythmic and allow us to relax.

 

Be preventive!

We meet patients whose fears of utensils and dentists have origins of an unpleasant experience with the treatment they have received long ago. We have to understand that the oral cavity and teat innervation is very strong. Prevention of possible pain-related conditions is essential, so it is necessary to perform periodic checks and combat from the beginning small surface caries that can be treated without anesthesia without pain.

Do not forget to maintain an open relationship with your dentist. If the pain occurs, lift a hand or pass it on to stop the procedure to administer a new dose of anesthetic This is the way  dentistry for anxious patients is done.

 

 

Follow the treatment plan.

Each patient is unique and positively responds in a unique way to treatment. Ask your dentist to explain the steps that will take, how long they will take, and how long recovery will take in larger procedures (molar extractions). We often have questions about removals:

“How long does it take to get it out?”

“Will I swell?”

“Will I sleep?”

They all have a solution and an answer if we take care to care about health early. Except for anesthesia, extraction can last from 1 to 15 minutes depending on how severe the problem is. There is the possibility of an inflammatory reaction after removal depending on the patient’s sensitivity, but this is not mandatory. If you “swollen,” your doctor will prescribe a prophylactic anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen). He will also tell you about the dose you need to take.

 

See more: https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/dont-fear-the-dentist

It is essential to be cautious and respect the treatment plan if it requires repeated interventions and for a long time. Do not forget that health is the most important thing. Schedule yourself in advance and choose an hour you are comfortable with. We all know that stress accumulates after a full day and can amplify the fear we have.