Are you avoiding the dentist? Do you wish you could not be worried about your dental visit? If so, our dentists at Cambridge Family Dentistry in Wichita, Kansas, want you to know we are happy to help you with your dental anxiety.
Dental anxiety is a health condition that makes you afraid to see the dentist. Understand, it is natural to be scared of the unknown or afraid of feeling like you are not in control. However, our dental team is always ready to answer your questions about anything you need to ask. Our team also strives to make you feel in charge, so if you need to pause or stop during treatment, we are happy to accommodate your needs. In fact, there are people who work out a system such as raising a hand when you need us to pause for a moment. Whatever you decide, we are happy to help you feel more comfortable in the chair.
Another option to feel more comfortable with the dentist is to bring a friend or family member with you. That way you do not feel alone or as vulnerable. You can also try to focus on your regular breathing patterns to keep yourself calm while you are having treatment. Other people decide to bring in their headphones and listen to music on their phone during treatment. However, the essential thing to remember when visiting the dentist with this condition is to don’t be afraid to tell us your fears. Let us know your frame of mind so we can do everything we can to help you through it.
If you would like to learn more about your oral health, or if you feel the time is right for you to get a dental exam, then please call 316-687-2110 today to set up an appointment. Our team is happy to help you with your dental anxiety and any other oral health concern you may have.