Fear of the dentist is a real and common dental concern that patients of all ages deal with. Patients with dental fear and anxiety have a higher chance of developing complex dental problems because they aren’t regularly visiting the dentist for routine dental care; this starts a domino effect of dental issues that patients may be able to prevent if they visit the dentist regularly and practice preventive care at home.
At Smile Viera, Dr. Dominic Roppa, Dr. Marshall-Roppa, Dr. Bachman and their dental care team are committed to providing exceptional dental care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Patients of all ages can receive the dental care they need under the care of trusted, experienced dental professionals. In this post, we will list a few tricks that patients can try to help alleviate some for their fear and anxiety around visiting the dentist.
Tips For Managing Dental Fear And Anxiety
- Talk to Dr. Roppa, Dr. Marshall-Roppa, Dr. Bachman and their dental care team about any dental fear or anxiety you may be experiencing. Letting our team know about your dental fear and anxiety may help alleviate some of the stress you may feel. Dr. Roppa, Dr. Marshall- Roppa, or Dr. Bachman can create a treatment plan to fit your needs.
- Bring a friend with you to your dental appointment. If bringing a friend helps you feel more comfortable during your visit, then consider bringing a trusted friend or loved one.
- Try Sedation Dentistry. Sedation dentistry can be a great solution for patients with dental fear, strong gag reflex, or patients in need of multiple treatments. Sedation dentistry allows patients to remain relaxed and comfortable during your dental treatments while their dentist carefully performs the necessary procedure. We offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide for patients in need of sedation dentistry. Our team of dentists will review your medical history and other factors before determining which sedation option is right for you.
- Schedule regular visits to Smile Viera in Viera, FL. Visting the dentist twice a year for dental checkups allows our team of dentists to thoroughly examine your teeth to check for any complex or minor dental issues. Dental checkups allow your dentist to catch dental issues early and possibly avoid the need for advanced treatment.
Schedule A Visit
At Smile Viera our team of dentists can work with you to help you feel comfortable during your treatment. Don’t let your dental fear and anxiety be the reason your oral health declines. To schedule an appointment, patients can contact Smile Viera in Viera, FL or schedule an appointment online.