How to Have Stress-Free Dental Appointments for Better Oral Care

Do you know someone who looks forward to their routine dental appointments? How about those who would rather suffer from a toothache than see the dentist? There is nothing wrong in feeling the need to avoid the dentist; there are actually a lot of people who feel the same way. However, it becomes more of a problem to some since they would rather handle oral pain their own way instead of seeking professional assistance.

The problem with oral pain is, without the proper diagnosis, a person will not be able to pinpoint the exact cause. Although there are over the counter painkillers available, remember that these can only provide temporary relief. The pain will return as soon as its effect fades. At Chesterfield Hilltown Dental, we know that to some people, the idea of sitting on the dental chair, the sight of machines, or even meeting the dentist can cause shivers to run down a person’s spine. So, we make it as our mission to assure them that we do not mean to cause any pain; instead, we are here to alleviate it and make sure to prevent its recurrence.

 

Sedation Dentistry

 

To make visits more comfortable and pleasant, we utilize the options offered under sedation dentistry like oral sedation, laughing gas, and even local anesthesia. Depending on the patient’s needs and preferences, the dentist will determine the best option to administer for best results. Aside from providing medical means for comfort, here are the other things patients can try.

  • If the sound of the machine bothers you, bring along a music player to drown out the unpleasant sounds.
  • Make sure to avoid any caffeinated substances before the scheduled procedure—instead, high-protein foods which can provide a calming effect.
  • Choosing the right schedule is essential. Selecting the time when you feel less rushed or under pressure is ideal.
  • Talk to the dentist beforehand and try to use hand signals. If any discomfort is felt as the scheduled procedure is performed, do not be afraid of letting the dental professional know. Communication is easier, with the help of hand signals.
  • Nervous people tend to hold their breath; unfortunately, doing so only causes the feeling of panic to increase. So, to manage your stress level, try to focus on breathing regularly.
  • Make sure to express all your concerns with the dentist. There is no need to feel shy or scared; they would not judge since they totally understand your fears and anxieties.

 

Looking for a safe and pain-free procedure? Book an appointment with us! Chesterfield Hilltown Dental has a caring and dedicated team to help you feel pleasant during any of your dental care needs with the help of Sedation Dentistry in Chesterfield, MO.