Managing your fears during consultations – Part 2

You can use a variety of different media to help you get distracted while visiting your dentist. Listening to music or watching television in the dentist’s office, if possible, can help you relax and minimize your fears.

Many dentists have MP3 players, televisions and tablets that are offered to patients to help distract them.

If your dentist does not offer any of this, ask him if you can listen to a quiet song or read some book during the consultation.

It is also possible to use an anti-stress ball to help distract yourself and relax.

In addition, you can listen to a quiet song or watch a funny video before the appointment to relax and associate the dentist with a calm feeling; Doing so will help you overcome your fears.

Take a friend or family member with you to the dentist. Consider asking a friend or family member to accompany you to the dentist. It can help distract you and soothe you before a consultation.

If you are extremely anxious, ask the dentist if your friend can accompany you to the room. Knowing that a reliable person is in the room with you can help you relax.

Visit a dentist regularly and avoid serious dental problems. Many people fear going to the dentist due to complicated and often painful procedures such as a canal treatment. By doing regular cleansings, you will not only help yourself to overcome your fear, but will also prevent serious oral problems.

Take care of your oral health daily so you do not run the risk of needing complicated procedures. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing can help you prevent oral problems.

The more often your checkups that are positive, the faster you can overcome your fear of the dentist.

Celebrate every positive query

  • After a consultation, celebrate by buying something you want or doing something fun. This can help you associate visits to the dentist with rewards rather than fear.
  • For example, you can buy something like a shirt or a pair of shoes.
  • You can do something fun like going to an amusement park or water park.
  • Try not to celebrate eating candies as they can cause cavities and require more visits to the dentist.