Are you a frequent sufferer of dental anxiety? Dental anxiety is a condition that arises if you are nervous or stressed when visiting the dentist. Although it is often treatable with medications, sedation, or meditation, it can make oral health care problematic when seeking treatments.
Should you require the use of sedation for your oral health care treatments, there are many different types to choose from. You can have gas sedation, intravenous sedation, oral sedation, or forms of deep sleep sedation through the use of anesthesia to give you the quality and assurance you need for your dental treatments to begin. Furthermore, there are numerous treatment techniques that can be used to deal with dental anxiety outside of sedation.
If you suffer from stress related to noises or sounds, general treatments typically include distractive techniques including the use of stress balls or fidget spinners to keep your mind preoccupied. Calming music is also highly effective for drowning out sounds that may contribute to your demands. In addition, breathing techniques such as breathing deeply and slowly can help lower stress and lower your risks for dental anxiety.
If you are looking to improve your smile with dental anxiety treatments such as sedation dentistry, or help with any other procedure at Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry, you are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Greg L. Wolfe and our team at our dentist office. We can be reached at 805-654-1174. We are here as your dentist in Ventura, California to provide you with the oral health care you deserve. We would be glad to take care of any oral health care needs you may have.