There are a large number of people who suffer from “white coat syndrome”, where they either fear that visiting a doctor will involve some sort of pain or that the doctor may find an issue that the patient will have to deal with. You don’t have to be afraid of your dentist. Your dentist wants to make sure that you’re well taken care of oral health-wise as well as emotionally. Here are a few tips that can help to improve your next visit.
Don’t be afraid to share your feelings with your dentist. This can help ease your tension immensely. If you’re feeling especially anxious, speak up! Your dentist has several ways to help alleviate your anxiety but only if your dentist knows that you’re anxious.
Deep breathing exercises can help ease your mind and relax your muscles:
It can be hard sometimes to take your mind off of your dentist visit. A good way to avoid over-thinking it is by bringing headphones and listening to a song or sounds to help you relax.
Our team can provide you what you need to make sure you’re comfortable and get the best treatment possible. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.