Dental anxiety is the anxiety many people feel about going to see their dentist. It can be caused be a fear of experiencing pain, either because of a previous negative experience, or from hearing others share their stories of bad experiences. Some people are afraid of receiving injections or that the injection won’t work properly. Some people fear the side effect of anesthesia, and many have a fear of not being in control while they are sitting through a procedure, feeling vulnerable and helpless.
If you are putting off dental treatment because of anxiety, there are things you can do to feel more in control, and to feel better about your experience. First, let your dental team know how you are feeling, as your dentist is happy to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. Discuss ways the team can help you ease your tension. We can explain what will happen next as the procedure unfolds, so that you can know what to expect. You can also work out a signal with your dentist, like raising your arm to let the team know you need to them to stop. Whether you want to rinse your mouth or catch your breath for a moment, we are here to help you have a positive experience.
At Miller Family Dental, we want you to get the quality care you deserve and leave you feeling happy with the outcome. If you would like to schedule a visit with Dr. Brian Miller, please call our Miller Family Dental team in Houston, Texas at 281.225.4966 today!