How can you help me calm down during treatment?
At Summit Dental Group we are focused on making every visit to our office comfortable and stress-free. Our treatments are painless and efficient, which reduces discomfort and the time you need to spend in the dental chair. Your comfort and well-being are our primary focus, and all members of our team are trained to address your concerns with care and compassion.
Sources of Anxiety at the Dentist
Many people experience anxiety at the dentist because they feel a loss of control during their treatment. Being open about your concerns will make you feel better and help us adjust your treatment accordingly and take the necessary precautions to keep you comfortable.
Another common source of anxiety is the fear of gagging, or not being able to breathe. We suggest the use of a throat spray before treatment, which will help calm your gag reflex. If you’re worried about breathing, a simple solution is to breathe through your nose. If this is a problem, you can use a nasal strip to keep the air passage open.
Sedation dentistry is also an excellent solution for many patients like you who would not normally be able to sit comfortably through a dental appointment. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can significantly reduce anxiety without putting you to sleep. We also offer oral sedation if you have greater anxiety.
We don’t want you to put off treatment because you are anxious or fearful. Please contact our Dillon dental office, and we will be happy to answer your questions.