Managing Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 18:00

Don't let fear stop you from taking care of your oral health.

Dental phobia can prevent people from seeking the care they need. That’s why dentists like Dr. Farhan Qureshi offer treatments and advice that make the dental care experience as relaxing as possible.

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Is a fear of the dentist keeping you from getting relief?

Consider some of the ways you can put your mind at ease long enough to get dental treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment Early For Dental Anxiety

The longer you put off your appointment, the more anxious you’ll get about it. That anxiety will distract you from daily activities almost constantly until you get your visit over with.

The same goes for what time of day you schedule. Mornings are usually best because you’re rested and energized. If you wait until late afternoon to come in for your cleaning or treatment, then you’ll only spend an entire day exhausting yourself with worry.

Plan your appointments this way: early in the year, early in the month, early in the day.

Bring Comforts From Home for Dental Anxiety

It’s usually not a problem to have a comfy pillow, warm blanket, soothing music, or audiobook to help you relax during treatment. Staying comfortable is very important to tolerating treatment. Talk with Dr. Qureshi in advance so that you can come up with a plan together about what to bring.

Dental Sedation for Dental Anxiety

Farhan Qureshi, DDS offers several different options for sedation dentistry in Alexandria for local residents.

A little sedation can make it feel like you slept through your procedure. You won’t remember much of what happened and the medication will help to relax your body’s sensitivity to pain and anxiety.

For more help with overcoming your dental phobia, contact our team today.