Some people confuse the term dental anxiety with the term dental phobia, when in fact they are two different psychological conditions. Someone suffering from dental phobia, experiences an irrational fear of seeing the dentist, or having basic dental procedures performed. This drives them to avoid visiting the dentist and poses multiple significant threats to their oral health.
Someone dealing with dental anxiety, understands the value of visiting Culebra North Dental Care for dental cleanings, checkups and procedures. It’s simply that they feel heightened stress, tension and anxiety during common dental procedures.
If you experience dental anxiety, it’s important to remember that as a recognized psychological condition, there are a few things that can help reduce the tension and stress. You should let Culebra North Dental Care know if you’ve had dental anxiety issues in the past so our highly trained dental professionals can help to adequate address them.
You might feel dental anxiety for various reasons. Some people experience dental anxiety due to a loss of control over your own body. By 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.
For other individuals their dental anxiety might be linked to feelings about the mouth as an intimate part of the body. If you happen to feel this way, it’s important to remember that all the dental professionals at Culebra North Dental Care are highly trained professionals. We are all passionate about providing you with the highest level of dental care.
Some people are put at ease by breathing nitrous oxide. If this is an option you would like to explore, please ask your hygienist or dentist about your options.
If you have issues with dental anxiety and you would like to explore your options beforehand, you should call Culebra North Dental Care at 210-680-1550 to schedule your next appointment.