If you feel stressed about visiting the dentist, you could be suffering from dental anxiety. Here at Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics in Summit, New Jersey, Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu understands people have anxiety when it comes to the dentist, which is why she wants to give you a basic understanding of dental anxiety, and do everything in her power to ensure you feel safe and comfortable in our care.
Dental anxiety is a real condition where people feel fear or stress or have severe anxiety about visiting the dentist and undergoing any dental treatment. This oral health condition keeps people afraid to get their semi-annual checkups, which can lead to serious oral health problems if their cavities or gum disease is left unchecked. The exciting news is there are things you can do on your own to help you ease your dental anxiety.
Wearing headphones while listening to movies or music while you are in the dental chair could help you feel more comfort and relaxation in the dental chair. Working out a simple signal with your dentist could also help you if you need a pause or a timeout during treatment. The most imperative thing to remember is to be open about your feelings, so we can do what we can to help you each step of the way.
If you have dental anxiety, please feel free to give us a call at 908-273-0884 to see how we can help you feel better coming in for your appointment. Our team is dedicated to giving you the best care possible for your unique needs.