Benton & Nelson DDS

Coping with Dental Anxiety

June 21, 2021
Posted By: Blake Nelson

Going to the dentist can be stressful.  Our team prides ourselves on taking great care of patients with dental anxieties.  Here are some tips on what you can do to be more comfortable at the dentist. 


Tell us that you have dental anxiety

The first step to making your dental visits easier is letting your dental team know how you feel!  If you have had traumatic dental visits in the past, if you typically require more local anesthetic to get numb, or if you need to be able to take breaks, make sure you discuss your concerns beforehand. 


Tell us how we can help

If you are especially nervous for your dental visits, let us know how we can help you!  Sometimes simple accommodations, like going slowly, a weighted blanket, or an overhead movie can help.  


Tell us if you would like to discuss dental sedation

If you think you need something extra to comfortably tolerate dental treatment, then we encourage discussing dental sedation.  You can learn more by visiting our dental sedation page

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Are you interested in learning more about sedation dentistry?

Many of our patients come to Dr. Nelson because they are nervous about their dental appointments!  It is completely normal to have "dental phobia" or fear of the dentist, and we offer multiple options to keep you comfortable while you seek the treatment that you need.  To find out more about your options for dental sedation, schedule a complimentary consultation with our office.

What will we discuss at my dental sedation consultation?

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