Dental anxiety can strike at any age. You don’t have to feel ashamed. If this is something you experience, feel free to tell Drs. Walker and Lannom all about it. That way we can prepare to make sure that your visit will be comforting, pleasant, and beneficial for your dental health. Here are some tips that might help you at the dental office:
– If you are feeling anxiety, just breathe slow, deep breaths to relieve stress and lower your dental anxiety.
– Hold an item like a squeeze ball or a fidget spinner to help you overcome dental anxiety.
– You may feel embarrassed to say something if you still feel discomfort after an anesthetic, but it is important that you do so. Anesthetics work on different levels for each patient, so we can get you the correct dose if you let us know.
– Listening to and audiobook or calming music can help you during your dental procedures, as some people experience dental anxiety based on the noises in dental offices.
To inform us about your struggles and to schedule an appointment with our dentists in San Antonio, Texas, call Carolyn Walker at 210-698-1010 and a member of our team will be happy to help. We’re here to support you.