Dental Anxiety at All Ages

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At Steele Dentistry, Dr. Kate Steele and our team understand that going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking thing–especially if you’ve had negative experiences in the past! A past negative experience oftentimes creates dental anxiety, which makes your future appointments scary. Well, our team wants you to have the best dental experience at our office, and we are happy to help you make that happen. We have some tips that might be beneficial for you!

First tip: find out more about the details about your procedure or cleaning. Our dental team will be happy to explain the steps of your treatment so you can know exactly what to expect. This will help put your mind at ease and relieve some stress.

Second, try bringing some comfort items to the appointment. This can be music, a blanket, a pillow—anything that might make you feel better in the dental chair. Feel free to listen to your music; focus more on the words than on the treatment. And feel free to grasp the warmth of your blanket or pillow! Many dental offices also have TVs available for use during procedures or cleanings–feel free to watch that guilty pleasure show!

Third, talk to our team about the possibility of using a dental sedative during your appointment. Sedation dentistry can help you feel calm, relaxed, and comfortable in the hands of the dentist. This can calm your nerves, soothe anxiety, and wash away worries. In fact, you might not even remember what happens at the office! Again, talk with our team to see if sedation dentistry is right for you.

For more information about how to relieve your dental nerves in Denver, Colorado, please call Steele Dentistry at your earliest convenience. Call 303-278-3353 and our dental team will be more than happy to talk with you!