If you are an adult avoiding routine dental checkups because of dental fear, you are risking your oral as well as your overall health. Oftentimes, dental fear stems from childhood experiences. Perhaps the very first dental visit didn’t go well or maybe, there was some pain during the exam. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to keep routine appointments so that you can maintain good oral health. Avoiding routine checkups can lead to:
- Crooked teeth
- Gum Disease
- Heart Disease
- Oral Cancer
- Tooth decay
These risks can significantly impact your oral and overall health. Dr. Marckese-Braun and the team at DentalSpa are willing and want to help you combat your dental fear.
Tips to Overcome Dental Fear
The best way to overcome dental fear is to talk to your dentist. Dentists are trained to deal with patients who suffer from dental fear. The doctors and staff at DentalSpa will work with you to determine the best ways to make you less anxious about your dental visits. Dr. Marckese-Braun or any one of the specially trained staff will explain the procedure so that you’ll know what to expect. Here are a few tips that will help you get over your dental fear:
- Talk to your primary care physician or the dentist about getting prescribed anti-anxiety medication before the actual procedure.
- Request a numbing gel or local anesthesia to help minimize the pain
- Wear headphones during the appointment to block out sounds
- Bring a trusted friend or family member to the appointment to help you feel more comfortable and at ease.
Testimonials from Patients Who Suffered from Dental Fear
Erin, Indianapolis, IN: Dr. Marckese is very patient, especially with those who have dental anxiety or who have had bad experiences in the past. Her Dental Spa is truly a spa, the environment is AMAZING and I won’t be going anywhere else ever again!
Kathy, Indianapolis, IN: Wonderful patient chair side service. Very concerned about overall comfort and satisfaction of their patients and pleasant personalities across the board. Very clean and comfortable office and a good experience “at the dentist” which most people dread! The entire staff makes you want to come back again. I highly recommend.
Tonya D. Mooresville, IN: Love the staff and service at the Dental Spa. Not only is it relaxing, fun and enjoyable (I’ve always hated going to the dentist…bad teeth make you that way!), Dr. Markese is always thinking of how to make my dental health better. Love this place and hope she’ll always be my dentist!!! My kids love her too…18 and 15).
Schedule your appointment today!
Stop risking your oral and overall health. Dr. Marckese-Braun and the staff at DentalSpa will help you to overcome your dental fear. We’ll make sure that your visits are accommodating and pleasant. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.