Dental anxiety is real. It makes many patients feel stressed, uptight, and nervous in the dental chair. If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re not alone. There are many people who feel the same way you do. The good news is that there are things you can do to cope with the anxiety, and our dentist, Dr. Mai X. Ly, is happy to tell you all about them, which are:
-Speak up: Tell our dental team that you’re nervous and anxious. The more we know about how you feel, the more we can help you. We can cater to your needs and take extra measures to make sure you feel more comfortable during your appointment.
-Distract yourself: Listen to music, watch a movie, use a stress ball, or play with a fidget spinner during your treatment to take your mind off the appointment. This might help you feel more relaxed and comfortable, and you might even have a little fun!
-Use calming techniques: Try counting your breaths while you’re in the dental chair. This can help you calm your heart rate. You can also do a body scan where you concentrate on relaxing your muscles one body part at a time.
Call Ladera Dentistry today at 949-347-7083 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to cope with dental anxiety in Ladera Ranch, California. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and information you need so you can have top-notch dental experiences at our office.