Calm Dental Anxiety and Fear

Calm Dental Anxiety and Fear

How do you fight Calm Dental Anxiety and Fear? Have you ever felt like you could not breathe, or you could not move? Sometimes we all feel this way at some point, it could be a car accident, a common cold, a major medical problem. It is something you can’t control, and it can be a bit scary.

I was talking to my friend a few months ago about this, and she told me that she had a panic attack just from having a smile x-rayed by a dentist. This is something that a lot of people can relate to.

But the real question is, how do you fight your anxiety and fear of dentist work? The first thing you need to do is sit down with your family and get them involved in your feelings. Your children will love this! I know this sounds so silly, but remember, their feelings will likely be more important than yours, as they are not a member of your immediate family.

You should also set an appointment for yourself when you go in to visit the dentist. Set up a special time that you can talk about what is happening to you. A meeting like this with you and your dentist will really help them out, and it will make your next appointment much easier.

When I went to see my dentist, I experienced a major panic attack. I still remember the feeling of complete fear that came over me as the thoughts kept running through my head.

My first dentist did not let my fear stop me from going in to see him. Instead he listened to what I was saying and told me that his hands are better at doing things that look like teeth than any other part of your body. It was amazing how quickly he put those thoughts to rest. After that first experience I was able to meet the dentist of my dreams, and I was able to feel more comfortable around him as I began to see him again. It was a short time after that I felt completely calmer.

It really helps to get out of your house and see the dentist. If you don’t live near one, you should consider making an appointment. That is how you can begin to fight your own fears, and you will be amazed at how easy it is to stop feeling anxious around this person.

What Your Dental Team Is Doing to Keep You Healthy

Dear Mayani Dental family:

The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We want to assure you that we are taking continuous steps to ensure that our office remains a safe place for every patient. It’s important for you to know that dentists are experts in infection control. For instance, we have been trained to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as flu, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and all viral diseases. The precautions we take every day will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We follow precautions developed by the CDC to protect both health care personnel and patients. We sterilize all instruments at 375°F after each use and clean each dental operatory after each patient visit, using surface disinfectants that kill all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus. We utilize dedicated hand wash and one-time use disposable materials which help maintain a safe environment for our patients. Our staff is regularly trained in these procedures.

Working with our facility managers, we’ve ensured that our cleaning team has a sufficient stock of supplies. We have asked them to apply additional focus and time on cleaning door handles, faucets, and other items with high-traffic hand touches. Magazines in our waiting areas are also a risk from frequent contact, so they have been removed.

Seeing your dentist is a vital investment for your general health. Our office remains open to care for our patients following the above guidelines. If you have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness, or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may be a risk to other patients or staff members. If you are experiencing fever (greater than 100.4), cough, or shortness of breath, please remain at home and contact your primary care physician immediately. 

 

If you would like to reschedule an upcoming appointment or talk through any concerns, please feel free to contact either our offices at

Mayani Dental Group at (617) 330-8887  [email protected]

Or our Brighton location at (617) 783-1822 [email protected]

For immediate attention or concerns please contact our manager at [email protected]

Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventative actions, like washing hands often and disinfecting surfaces regularly. These actions will help minimize and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For the most up-to-date information and guidance, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.