If you are one of the thousands of people who feel nervous about going to the dentist, then you are not alone. Suffering from dental anxiety is common, but the good news is there are ways you can help it. Here at Smiles for Centreville in Centreville, Virginia, we take pride in giving you first-class care and are happy to talk to you and work with your dental anxiety.
The first thing to remember when it comes to going to the dentist is to be completely honest. If you are feeling nervous or uncomfortable, it’s ok. Be sure you talk to Dr. Hutchison, Dr. Gorman, Dr. Mooney, Dr. Grossman, or a member of the team about your feelings, so we can help you feel as comfortable and safe as possible.
Many people are able to find comfort in listening to music during treatment. Wearing headphones while listening to music can help to make many people feel more calm and relaxed while sitting in the dental chair. Another option is to work out a signal system with your dentists. You can try to raise your hand or tap the seat if you need a pause while you are being examined. This will help your doctor know your feelings while helping you feel in control of the situation to help keep you calm and relaxed.
Our friendly and professional dental team wants you to feel safe in our care. That is why, if you feel anxious at all about coming in, please tell us, so we can work with you. If you are ready to come in for a dental check-up, please call us today at 703-830-9110. Our talented dental team is happy to help you in any way we can.