Understanding and Addressing Issues with Dental Anxiety

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Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition. It occurs when an individual experiences undue stress and anxiety that is associated with basic dental procedures. Here at Northridge Dental LLC, we offer a few key insights to help anxious patients feel at ease during an upcoming dental treatment.

You should let your dentist know if you have had past issues with dental anxiety. If you do, he can help you be prepared by taking a little extra time to answer your questions to help ease your fears.

Some people experience dental anxiety because they feel like they lose control over their own body. By asking a few basic questions at the beginning of the appointment, it might help you feel better informed. For many people, understanding the details of the procedure helps them feel empowered.

For other people, dental anxiety occurs because they feel that the mouth is an intimate part of the body. If you feel this way, it’s important to remember that our Northridge Dental LLC team is professionally trained. We are passionate about providing you with the highest level of oral healthcare.

Some people are put at ease by breathing nitrous oxide. If this is an option you would like to explore, please feel free to ask your dentist, Dr. Timothy Dinkelman, about your options.

If you have issues with dental anxiety and you have an upcoming dental checkup or procedure, you can call Northridge Dental LLC at 402-477-1177 and talk to a member of our dental team.