Crown Council dentists make it our business not only to provide patients with the expert restorative, cosmetic, and general dental care they need, but to help them feel comfortable in the process. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how little pain they experience (if any) getting dental treatments done by their Crown Council dentists.
Many times, the nerves pick up before treatment has even started. If you find yourself anxious about upcoming treatment, try this strategy: Go to your happy place.
It may be a hammock on the beach at sunset. It may be lying in your comfortable bed with a good book. Maybe your happy place is up on a tall mountain, looking out at a beautiful view after a great hike. Try closing your eyes and picturing yourself there.
This mental strategy can help dental patients remain calm and remember that the treatment they are receiving—whether it’s dental implants to restore a missing tooth, teeth whitening to brighten up your smile, or a thorough cleaning to keep up on oral hygiene—will lead to better oral health and a happier you.
Of course, you don’t have to do it alone. If you struggle with dental anxiety, many Crown Council dentists have several options for sedation to help ease those nerves and diminish pain. Ask your Crown Council dentist about oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, or IV sedation.
You don’t need to be nervous or afraid. We want all of our Crown Council dentists’ patients to have a positive experience, so please ask your dentist about sedation options, relaxation techniques, and strategies to help you remain calm and enjoy your time with us.
An Association of Independent Dental Practices