Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition. It occurs when an individual experiences heightened stress and anxiety before and during dental appointments and procedures. Your dentist, Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor, offers a few insights and tips for managing issues with dental anxiety.
When you are scheduling your upcoming appointment, let our Taylor Family Dentistry team know that you have had past issues with dental anxiety. This way, our team can take a little extra time to answer your questions and address any concerns. Many people find that being able to ask informed questions helps them feel at ease once the appointment begins.
Your dental anxiety might be because you feel that the mouth is an intimate part of the body. If this is the case, please keep in mind that our staff is highly trained. Everyone who works with Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of oral healthcare.
Some patients find that breathing nitrous oxide helps them relax and wash away feelings of anxiety. If this is an option you would like to explore, please feel free to ask Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor or your hygienist about your options at the beginning of the appointment.
If you have issues with dental anxiety in Mason, Ohio, and you would like tips that will help you cope with it in the future, you can call our office at 513.229.7801 and talk to a member of our team.