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Are You Anxious About Your Dental Appointment?

Relaxing at the Dentist Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily is only the beginning of good oral hygiene. Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates, recommend regular cleaning and check-ups to safeguard the health of your teeth. Oral hygiene to remove plaque and bacteria reduces the risk of tartar build-up, gum disease and infections. However, despite your best efforts, some areas of the mouth are hard to reach, and this is where a professional cleaning ensures complete dental maintenance. At the same time, your dentist can identify warning signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease and recommend necessary treatment. Untreated dental issues can lead to drastic consequences. You may experience tooth loss, bad breath and stained teeth. If minor tooth problems are allowed to develop, it could lead to oral cancer, stroke and heart disease. However, some people may experience severe anxiety or fear surrounding a visit to the dentist, making it hard to maintain regular check-ups.

Relax Your Way to Dental Success

Everyone will have a different reason for feeling anxious at the thought of a dentist appointment. For example, you may not like the noise of cleaning tools or the feel of dentistry tools against the teeth. Even the sensation of rubber gloves or bright overhead lights could make you feel agitated. Dentistry is constantly evolving to become more compassionate and aware of the patient, but in years gone by, treatment could feel harsh and even painful. If you experienced pain or indifference at a previous appointment (no matter how long ago), it is understandable that visiting the dentist is an uncomfortable experience. You can utilize several techniques to make a visit to the dentist more pleasant. Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates, recommends scheduling your appointment early in the morning. Usually, this will mean the waiting room is much quieter, and you will not have time for anxiety to build up during the day. Bring along a trusted friend or family member if you can, and practice deep, restful breathing while you wait. During your appointment, let your dentist know you are feeling unsure, and don’t be afraid to wear sunglasses or listen to music to drown out unpleasant sights and sounds.

Trust Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates for Sedation Dentistry

Calming techniques may help you through a normal check-up and cleaning. In addition, Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates, offer sedation options to help you relax and feel comfortable during your visit. Contact us in Renton today to discuss your options for dentistry under sedation.

Posted on behalf of Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates

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