Like many people at the start of a new year, you’re looking forward to the positive changes ahead for 2019.
If you want to improve your oral and overall health but don’t know how to get over your dental fear, today’s blog from our team at 7 O’Clock Dental could be your first step toward a better smile and a better future!
We’re telling you about how we can help you get past your fears with our compassionate care and our dental sedation options in New Orleans, LA!
Look Back To Understand Your Dental Phobia
It’s perfectly natural to experience fear. In fact, it’s necessary.
Fear keeps us safe, like a built-in radar that tells us when something is off or even dangerous. But we have to always be in control of it, careful not to let fear become irrational.
Unfortunately, millions of people let fear turn to phobia, especially when it comes to going to the dentist. It’s that anxiety you feel about people working inside your mouth with scary, noisy tools, needles, and drills, the dread that keeps you as far from the dentist office as possible.
To overcome this fear, you have to first look back at how it began.
For many dental phobics, it can be traced back to negative dental experiences from the past. You may have had a painful treatment or a procedure that didn’t go well that still haunts you, and you stay out of the dental chair for fear that history will repeat itself.
The tough part, understandably, is convincing yourself that history does not have to repeat itself.
That’s where we come in!
Look Forward To A Healthier Smile With Dental Sedation!
Any time you experience something traumatic, it’s going to have a lasting effect. But in most cases, eventually, you get over it and move on.
The first time you had your heart broken doesn’t keep you out of the dating scene for life, nor does a little league injury keep you off the field forever.
One bad dentist appointment from years ago shouldn’t stand in the way of your oral health today.
Dr. Tripp and our team understand that it’s not easy to get past dental anxiety, which is why we are very careful to go at a pace you’re comfortable with. When you take the first step toward reclaiming your healthy smile, we will take our time to explain every procedure thoroughly, address your questions and concerns, and stop or slow down when you need to.
It’s about open communication and earning your trust one appointment at a time.
It’s also about providing additional support to ease your mind and relax your body, and we can do that with our comfort amenities and dental sedation options.
Depending on your needs, you can request oral conscious sedation, a pill prescribed for you to take just before your appointment so that you’re completely relaxed and your dental treatment goes more smoothly.
Let Us Help You!
Overcoming dental anxiety isn’t something you do on your own. You need a support system of compassionate professionals like our team at 7 O’Clock Dental!
We’re here to guide you every step of the way, providing whatever you need to feel calm and relaxed during your dental appointments, whether it’s oral sedation, more time and attention, or various comfort amenities to help you feel more at home.
Make 2019 a healthy year with modern, stress-free dental care in a relaxed environment.
Call our New Orleans, LA dental office at 504-266-0664 or fill out our online form to request an appointment!