There are moments in life where emotions can run high and you become more susceptible to feeling anxious over a particular situation. Be it the fact that you are immersed into a new and uncomfortable environment for the first time, or that the environment you’re in is not one that is ideal and you are never relaxed when in it. The latter tends to describe how many people may sometimes feel when they go to the dentist.
There are many ways to deal with dental anxiety. Firstly when choosing an Ottawa dentist you need to make sure you do your research. When you find the right place make sure that you are comfortable with both the environment and staff. Ask as many questions as possible beforehand in order to put any of your fears to rest.
There are many other tactics that have proven themselves to be effective such as listening to soothing/calming music, meditation, special breathing, etc. Some dental offices even have dogs in their offices that are meant to help keep patients calm. The main thing to remember is that any dental experience you have should be relaxing, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible. If you haven’t visited your Ottawa dentist in a while due to anxiety, set up a private consultation with your dentist to let them know how you’re feeling.