Dental anxiety is a real problem for many people. You need to visit the dentist regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy. But if you are worried and anxious about your visits, you’re more likely to find reasons not to go. This only makes things worse, but sometimes the anxiety is just too strong.
That’s why you can get sedation dentistry at our Tulsa, OK dental office. Here are several problems that cause dental anxiety and how we can help you get past it.
Problem: You hate sitting in the chair for so long.
Solution: Go with nitrous oxide for your appointment or ask if the treatment can be split over appointments.
For some active people, sitting at a desk all day as your job sounds awful. Just the idea of sitting for that long actually generates some anxiety. If so, the idea of sitting back while Dr. Cobble, and our team works on your teeth can generate some anxiety as well. Many treatments are quick, but some take a while to complete.
If this sounds like you, then nitrous oxide is a possible solution. This form of conscious sedation induces a deep, relaxed feeling. This way, the idea of sitting back in the chair for a while will not bother you at all. You can also talk to our Tulsa, OK dental office and ask if your treatment could be split into two or more appointments. Some treatments cannot be split like this, but you never know until you ask.
Problem: Going to the dentist feels like you have no control.
Solution: Ask if nitrous oxide or oral medication would be helpful.
Many parents and business managers are used to having lots of things to do. There’s a never-ending stream of tasks and chores. In order to get everything done, you need to be in control to some extent. Yet when you come into the dentist’s office, everything is different. You’re not in control anymore. You have to sit back and let someone else be in charge for a while. That can be unnerving for some people because they’re really not used to it.
This is where dental sedation can help. Nitrous oxide and oral medication can both help you get past any control issues. Instead of feeling out of your element, you’ll feel relaxed and confident.
Problem: You heard about bad experiences at other dental offices.
Solution: Talk to our team to learn why we are different, or try nitrous oxide.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions around dentistry. In TV shows and movies, you can often see a scene where some character has a bad experience in a dental visit. Maybe you heard a story at work from someone who didn’t have a good visit. Either way, those stories can be powerful. It can make you start worrying about your next dental visit to our Tulsa, OK office.
There are two ways to get past this problem. First, talk to us. Our team knows how to treat people with respect and care, and they can answer your questions to help you feel at ease. You could also ask about nitrous oxide, which would quickly get rid of any lingering fears or concerns because of those stories.
Problem: You had a bad experience when you were younger.
Solution: As if oral medication is available for you.
Stories are even more powerful when you’re the one in them. When you were a kid, going to the dentist’s office can be scary. There are all of those strange adults, weird sounds, and not knowing what’s going to happen. If you had a bad experience at another dental office, it makes sense that you will have dental anxiety as an adult.
Oral medication is still conscious sedation, meaning you will stay awake during your treatment. However, it does a great job at making your fears go away.
Problem: You’re worried about getting a lecture because it’s been years since your last dental appointment.
Solution: Understand that our entire dental team are here to help, not lecture.
It’s not too hard to fall out of the habit of visiting our Tulsa, OK dental office every six months. That’s not a good thing. You need regular dental exams and dental cleanings. However, you might think we’ll be upset with you for not coming in like you should. That is not the case at all.
Our dental team is here to help you. That means focusing solely on what we can do to improve your dental health. There are no lectures here because those don’t help.
Dental anxiety can get in the way of your appointments. That’s why sedation dentistry in Tulsa, OK is available. With some reassuring words, nitrous oxide, and oral medication, you can feel relaxed and get the dental care you need. Call us today at 918-925-9687.