It’s important to remember that dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition, where a person feels fear and stress during the course of basic dental procedures. This is different from dental phobia, where an irrational fear drives a person to avoid visiting the dentist altogether.
At I Smile Mathis Ferry Dentistry, your comfort is very important to us. When scheduling your appointment let us know if you’ve had dental anxiety issues in the past. So we can be prepared to help put you at ease.
Some people experience dental anxiety for different reasons. If it is related to feeling a loss of control over your own body, asking a few basic questions at the start of start of the appointment might help you feel better informed. For many people understanding the details of the procedure helps them feel empowered.
Some people experience dental anxiety because they see the mouth as an intimate part of the body. If you happen to feel this way, it’s important to remember that everyone at I Smile Mathis Ferry Dentistry are highly trained professionals. They are passionate about providing you with the highest level of oral healthcare.
Some people are put at ease by listening to music or taking deep breaths. If this is an option you would like to explore, please feel free to ask you dentist or hygienist about your comfort options.
If you have issues with dental anxiety and you would like to explore your options beforehand, please feel free to call our office at 843-884-1215 to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to providing you with quality dental care in a comfortable setting.