Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with anxiety? If so, you are not alone. Here at Creative Smiles Dental Care in Brockton, Massachusetts, we want you to feel as comfortable and safe as possible and to know that you are receiving the best care.
Dental anxiety is a valid condition. The good news is there are things you can do to cope with it and overcome it. Psychologists have discovered that the best way to overcome anxiety is to expose yourself to the thing that causes you anxiety and cultivate a good experience with it.
You can start by telling the office about your feelings. Dr. Purvesh Malaviya and our staff care for your comfort and want you to have a positive experience and feel safe in our care. Another thing you can do to manage your dental anxiety is to distract yourself while you are in the dental chair. You can wear headphones or play with stress balls in your hands. You can also imagine yourself in a place that makes you happy like a peaceful beach or stunning garden.
If anything makes you feel uncomfortable, you can work out a system of a signal for your dentist to stop for awhile. If you are ready to come in for a checkup, don’t hesitate to call us today at 508-588-1400 to set up an appointment. Our friendly team is always happy to take your call!