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Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Dental anxiety is a common condition that results from individuals being scared, stressed, or anxious about visiting the dentist office or received oral health care treatments. Even simple things such as sounds and noises are enough to give individuals anxiety and panic. Fortunately, it can be treated.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, tell your dentist beforehand. This way they can help ease any tensions you may have with calming music, relaxing therapy, therapy balls, and stress relievers. Furthermore, your dentist can help you by answering any questions you may have about the unknown, as often the fear of what we do not know is the cause of most anxieties.

Typical dental anxiety therapies you can practice at home include imagining yourself in your happy places, such as at a beach or garden, breathing deeply and slowly, meditating or practicing yoga, or listening to relaxing music. If you still feel stressed after practicing these methods, your doctor can prescribe for you a form of anesthetic or sedation during your office visits. Not only will this help alleviate any pain you may feel during any oral health care procedures have, but it will also help relax you and alleviate any stress or concerns on your mind.

Dental anxiety treatments may be the dentistry services you need. For an oral checkup at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea at our dentist office in Chelsea, Michigan, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our team by calling our office at 734-475-8911.