3 Tips to Help You Deal with Dental Anxiety
At UAD, we understand that Dental Anxiety is a real disorder. We know how important it is for our patients to trust us and feel comforted and supported throughout their appointment. The right team will ensure your dental and emotional health are taken care of both short-term and long-term. We hope that we can ease your anxiety to ensure that you come to visit us regularly to make the entire experience – from making an appointment to coasting through it – much easier so you avoid unnecessary oral health complications.
Here are 3 tips to help ease your anxiety at your next appointment, so you leave smiling!
1.) Read About Us!
If you need some reassurance before making your appointment, ask friends and relatives for dentist recommendations. Or read patient reviews on Yelp! and Google. A glowing review about a dentist can help reduce your anxiety.
2.) Let Us Know!
If you are feeling anxious, we want to know! When making your appointment at our dental office in downtown Chicago, please let a member of our staff know that you get nervous at dental visits. Remind our team about your anxiety when you arrive; trust us, you are not the only one. We all appreciate you sharing any past experiences that made you feel anxious, so we are aware of any specific sensitivities and help you with coping strategies. At UAD, we want you to feel comfortable and cared for at all times!
3.) Try a Breathing Exercise!
Stress and breath are linked. Avoid holding your breath, which decreases oxygen levels and further increases feelings of anxiety. Instead, focus on slow, regular breathing to help reduce stress levels. When you learn how to manipulate your breath consciously, you can send your brain signals that all is calm and it’s okay to relax.
We hope these tips will help ease your anxiety when visiting University Associates in Dentistry in downtown Chicago or any other dental practice. If you need to discuss your Dental Anxiety further, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by clicking here or giving us a call!
UAD phone number – (312) 704-5511
Located in downtown Chicago – 222 N LaSalle St.