How To Manage Dental Fear

Whether dental fear stems from a past bad experience or a fear of needles, Dr. Lynn Morgan, Dr. Forbes, and our dental care team understand it is a real concern. Dental fear can prevent you from getting the dental care you need, which can adversely affect your oral health. Finding ways to manage dental fear can help you overcome it in the long run. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Forbes can work with you to find ways to manage your dental fear. Overcoming dental fear will require effort from you and your dentist.

At our Severna Park dental office, we take the time to understand the cause of dental fear, listen to your concerns, and create a personalized solution based on your needs. We also make it a priority to explain all aspects of your treatment to ensure you are well informed and comfortable with your treatment.

If you are searching for a compassionate, experienced dental facility, visit our Severna Park, MD dental office. To schedule an appointment, call 410.415.9015 or schedule an appointment online.

Ways To Cope With Dental Fear

We understand overcoming dental fear is a full process. We have found that certain tips and tricks can help keep patients relaxed and comfortable during the visit to the dentist. Try to incorporate these key tips to help cope with dental fear and anxiety.

  • Tell your dentist, dental hygiene, and the dental staff that you suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Letting those around you know that you have a difficult time can help them make more informed decisions regarding your dental experience. Instead of dental fear being something you internalize, your dental care team can work with you to help create a more personalized dental visit.
  • Listen to music, audiobook, or watch a show. Keeping the mind distracted from the procedure may help you remain calm.
  • Bring a friend or loved one. We have a tendency to feel calmer around people we know and love.
  • Schedule regular visits to the dentist. Scheduling your preventive care visit can help your dentist identify any dental issues. Catching dental issues early can minimize your need for advanced treatment.