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7650 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

Managing Dental Anxiety – Don’t Let Fear Kill Your Healthy Smile

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Are you afraid of dentist appointments? Does the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair make you want to run and hide in the office parking lot? You may be one of the many Americans who are victims of dental anxiety. In some cases, people have lost teeth or suffered extreme pain and illness just because they were too afraid to seek help. Dental fear or anxiety can cause extreme nervousness, insomnia, and even physical symptoms like dizziness or nausea.

If you are battling dental fear, the following tips may help:

  • Let your dentist know about your dental fear. If you are afraid of dentist tools, strange smells, or side effects of anesthetics, don’t be embarrassed to talk about it. Once your dental team understands what causes your dental fear, they can adjust the treatment to lessen your fears.
  • Schedule your appointment when you won’t feel rushed to make your visit less stressful. You may find an early morning or Saturday appointment less demanding. Before your appointment, try practicing relaxation techniques or listening to some soft music.
  • Bring your headphones and MP3 player along with you to avoid hearing the dental drill. Some clinics offer television or DVD entertainment to distract patients during treatment. If you’re not sure what options your dentist offers, ask the staff.

These techniques lessen dental anxiety for many patients, but if they don’t work for you, talk to your dentist and your doctor about managing your dental fear. You may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy or anti-anxiety medications. Some trial and error may be required to find the right solution, but your healthy smile is well worth the effort.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates at Beltway today at (410) 775-5536 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Beltway, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Beltway.

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