Tips to Ease Your Fear of the Dentist

If you’re anxious about your upcoming appointment, it’s important to prepare for your appointment ahead of time. Here are some ways you can prepare to reduce your anxiety and help you have a positive visit to our office.

  • You should plan to arrive a little early for your appointment so that you have time to park and fill out the necessary paperwork before your appointment begins. That way, you won’t feel rushed or stressed about getting to the office on time. You can also take the time to reflect and calm yourself down before you come in to see us, which can help you feel more at ease throughout your time with us.
  • You should also do some research on the dentists in our area to find one who you feel most comfortable with. Schedule some time to sit down with a hygienist and ask them any questions you have about your procedure and what you can expect from coming to our office. The more you know about our practice and the treatments we provide, the less anxious you will feel coming into our dental office.
  • One of the most important things is to talk with your dentist about any fears you may have and build a treatment plan that is right for you! Your dentist can suggest you a suitable sedation dentistry technique that will help you overcome dental anxiety and fear. 
  • Bring headphones with you to listen to music or a podcast during your procedure. This will help you distract yourself from the procedure itself and keep you calm.
  • Ask your dentist if they offer sedation to help you relax during your appointment. Sedation dentistry is an extremely effective way for many patients to manage any fear they may have in the dental office.
  • If you are afraid of the dentist, talk to your dentist about what procedures you may need. Some patients may have an easier time with basic cleanings than with more complicated restorative treatments.
  • Try to avoid eating right before you head to the dentist’s office. If you are undergoing a longer procedure, you may be more comfortable on an empty stomach. Talk to your dentist about your particular medications and foods to avoid before your appointment.

Remember that every patient should visit their dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings. These visits are essential for good oral health and are the best way to detect issues early.

TruCare Dental is equipped with the best dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental treatments. To know more about ways to maintain oral health, call us at 972 864-0000 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to visit the practice located in Garland, TX.  


3031 South 1st St #400, Garland, TX 75041

Phone: (972) 864-0000

Fax: (972) 864-2000

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