We all know some people who are not that comfortable visiting the dentist.  Maybe it’s one of your close friends or relatives. Worst case scenario -maybe it’s you. Well, the number of people having dental anxiety is more than you think.  Studies have shown that around 20% of Americans avoid a visit to even the best dentist in Kolkata.

Well, not anymore. We, at Smile Signature Kolkata, have taken the plunge to help our patients overcome their fear. In this blog, we will talk about how do we do it. So, let’s begin!

This Blog Will Talk About-

  • How do we help you manage dental anxiety?
  • Understanding the source of dental anxiety

How Do We Help You Manage Dental Anxiety?

As the best dental clinic in Kolkata, we ensure that our patients as comfortable and relaxed they can be. We cooperate everywhere starting from the reception, waiting room to the doctor’s cabin. After all, if someone doesn’t have a positive experience, how can we even serve our patients the best?

So, how do we help our patients to manage their phobia? We recommend a few exercises to help them cope with their anxiety and fear.

Deep Breathing –

It is still one of the best ways to manage any type of anxiety that causes panic or hyperventilation. If you are one of the patients who seems to be uncomfortable at a dentist’s, take a pause and take a deep breath.

Distractions-

We try to keep our patient’s minds off any fear or discomfort they are experiencing.  Having a television or some books and magazines in the reception is quite a good idea. In some cases, our dentists also have some hand signals for anxious patients. For example, if you are in the middle of a procedure and you want the doctor to stop, you can hold a closed fist up. Even if you don’t use any hand signal during your procedure, you are at comfort knowing that you can.

Understanding The Causes Of Your Dental Phobia

Extreme dental anxiety is usually caused by previous dental trauma.  Such an extreme phobia is not a result of anything minor. In such cases, our experts prefer to perform general anesthesia, another form of sedation, and strong anti-anxiety medication.

On other hand, if you are someone who doesn’t even want to visit a dental clinic, there are obvious stress factors like the clinical environment, bright lights, pain, or something else.  We understand it can be hard to look past your discomfort and consider the bigger picture- your dental health.  At Smile Signature, the best dental doctor in Kolkata tries his/her best to help you cope with the phobia.