Do you ever feel nervous in the dental chair? If so, our dental team has some good news for you! There are ways you can feel more relaxed, calm, and comfortable in the dental chair. To be more specific, there are things you can do to help calm your nerves. Our dentist, Dr. Michael Gardner, wants you to have a positive dental experience, so he is happy to tell you all about those things. They are:
-Bring someone you trust with you to your appointment. Have them hold your hand or tell you stories while you receive treatment. This can give you the comfort and distraction you need. You can even ask them to oversee everything that is going on in the mouth!
-Bring a distraction. This can be music, TV shows, movies, audiobooks, and more. Just pop in your headphones and listen to your entertainment while you’re in the dental chair. This can help you think about the entertainment rather than your treatment. It’s best if the entertainment is calming and soothing.
-Try relaxation techniques. Breathing exercises can help slow your heart rate and help you feel more calm and relaxed.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about calming dental nerves in Ontario, California, please contact Euclid Family Dentistry today at 909-983-9639. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!