Afraid of the dentist

 

Tips to control the fear of the dentist

Fear can be controlled. There are techniques that can help you improve this situation and that are at your fingertips. Talking to your specialist and talking openly about how you feel is one of them.

Here are some tips:

  • Prepare for the consultation. Take a relaxing infusion before going to consult, take deep breaths, rest well the night before or organize your time calmly. You will go quiet to the consultation and you will notice it in the waiting room.
  • In the consultation, take your favorite book or listen to music. It will help you get distracted while you wait for your turn! If you are very nervous, visualizing positive, happy images is also another good technique.
  • Ask your dentist for the steps you are taking on the spot. In this way, you can control the time of departure.
  • Think you are doing a greater for your oral health. No more excuses. Try to remove your fear mentally and your oral health will thank you. And remember, dentists are professionals and are used to these situations. Do not feel ashamed, sharing your fear is healthy and normal.