Your Dental Visits Can Be Stress-Free at Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry
At Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry, we understand that a visit to the dentist’s office may be a discomforting experience for some people. Many people would bear toothache and gum pain than step foot into a dental office. If the thought of visiting the dentist sends chills down your spine, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that over 80% of Americans have some form of dental anxiety.
But it doesn’t have to be this way! Dr. Peterson, our dentist at Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry, explains 5 ways in which you can make your dental office visit a less stressful experience.
1. Communicate With Your Dentist
At Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry, we encourage our patients to explain their specific concerns and fears to our dentists. This will enable them to take appropriate measures during your visit. For example, if you’re afraid of the sound of the dental drill, telling it to your dentist will help them in taking necessary measures to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your treatment.
2. Know About your Treatment Procedure
If your dentist has planned a procedure during your appointment, ask them to tell you about the steps involved. In this way, you will know about the instruments your dentist will use and the steps they will perform. As a result, there will be no surprises or sudden moves that may cause dental anxiety.
3. Choose an Appropriate Appointment Time
Dr. Peterson recommends choosing an appointment time that is low-stress and convenient and allows you to rest after your treatment. For example, you could book an 8 PM appointment on weekdays, so you can go to bed right after your appointment and take a rest.
4. Enjoy a Movie or Music
If you’ve been longing to watch the next episode of your favorite TV show but couldn’t get the time, why don’t you enjoy it while your dentist looks after your teeth? Or you can also tell us about your favorite music, and we will play it for you during your appointment. Enjoying your favorite movies or songs during treatment is an excellent way to divert your attention and reduce dental anxiety.
5. Bring Your Pet Along!
Animals are a great source of enjoyment; they also help us de-stress. So, why not bring your pet along during your treatment? Your pet can sit on your lap to provide emotional support while you undergo dental treatment.
Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry has a purpose-built office and a gentle dental team to ensure that dental treatment is a pleasurable and pain-free experience for our esteemed patients. So, for an anxiety-free experience, book an appointment with us today and let us take care of your smile and oral health - minus the dental fear!