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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

For many people, the thought of going to the dentist can produce feelings of stress, fear, and/or anxiety. These feelings can lead to patients of all ages avoiding the dentist’s office, delaying appointments, and experiencing heightened emotions before receiving treatment.

At Greenwich Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. George Tsangaroulis and his team understand how nerve-wracking it can be to go to the dentist for a check-up. Dr. Tsangaroulis is committed to providing patients with a safe and comfortable experience, where concerns are addressed and taken into account. He prides himself on being attentive to patients’ needs and goals, especially those with anxieties.

For patients with a dental phobia, Dr. Tsangaroulis recommends doing research on prospective treatments and procedures and finding a dentist who is considerate of your worries. Smile galleries and patient testimonials can be great resources, offering a peek into the kind of results and services that can be expected. Some other helpful tips include drinking tea before your appointment, practicing mindfulness and breathing techniques, and listening to music as a distraction. These soothing acts can help ease your stress before and/or during preventative dentistry procedures, which are common causes of anxiety.

For more information on available dental treatments and approaches for dental anxiety, contact our office to schedule a consultation.