Does the mere thought of seeing the dentist make you nervous? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 percent of Americans avoid visiting the dentist because of dental anxiety or fear. At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, we regularly see patients who are nervous or scared of undergoing dental treatment. If you’re hesitant to visit the dentist, read our tips for easing dental anxiety and fear below.
At our state-of-the-art dental office, we tell our patients to bring earphones and use their phones to listen to music during their treatment so they can stay distracted and comfortable while our trusted team is at work. We also encourage our patients to bring a friend or family member for moral support.
Meditation and relaxation exercises are great stress-relievers and can put you in a positive state of mind before and during treatment. Try deep breathing during treatment to keep you relaxed. Or, consider doing some yoga before treatment to help relax your muscles.
Communicate with Your Dentist
Good dentist-patient rapport and communication are key to a successful dental treatment. If you are concerned about your dental procedure, it is best to be vocal about it. Many people are nervous or scared about their dental treatment because they don’t know what to expect. Knowing what will happen during your procedure can help you understand what to expect and keep your anxiety at bay. Tehachapi dentist, Jose David Sanchez D.D.S., will take the time to answer your questions and explain your dental treatment thoroughly.
Ask Us About Sedation Dentistry
Your safety and comfort are top priorities to us, which is why we provide the option of sedation dentistry to patients who feel nervous or anxious about their dental visit. Sedation dentistry offers several benefits and can be used during a range of dental procedures, from dental cleanings to oral surgery. Our sedation dentistry specialist, Dr. Sanchez, will work with you to find the best sedation option for you. Learn more about IV sedation dentistry by scheduling an appointment with us. Please call our Tehachapi dental office at (661) 822-3727.
About Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi
Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi provides comprehensive dental care to the people of Kern County in a friendly and comfortable environment. Under the ownership of Dr. Jose David Sanchez, Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi focuses on the placement of dental implants, tooth restoration, IV sedation and dental anesthesia, making it among the most experienced dental offices in Tehachapi. Dr. Sanchez offers same day dental implant surgery for Kern County residents. He is a member of several prestigious dental organizations, including Fellow of Misch International Implant Institute, Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow of Global Dental Implant Academy, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and California Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Sanchez continues to take hundreds of hours of continuing education courses yearly and stays up to date with the latest technology. This additional training, along with his 46 years of experience, makes Jose David Sanchez, D.D.S. one of the best dentists in Tehachapi.