Do you feel anxiety about going to the dentist? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people feel nervous about going to the dentist. Putting off your visit to the dentist can be detrimental to your oral health and exacerbate issues that could have been easily resolved.
Dentistry has come a long way in the past decade. With the advances in dentistry, diagnosis and treatment is more sophisticated and comfortable than ever. Dr. Ramon Bana, a Miami dentist, is experienced with working with patients that feel anxiety when visiting his office. He understand and is empathetic towards his patients feelings and fears. Dr. Bana uses a gentle touch and years of experience to make his patients comfortable and still provide effective oral health.
Here are some tips Dr. Ramon Bana recommends when his patients feel anxiety about visiting the dentist.
1. Share your anxiety with me and our staff. Share your anxiety. Let us know so that we can provide you with options and adapt our treatments to your needs. We are happy to work around your fears when possible.
2. Choose a time that works better for you so that you don’t feel rushed or under pressure. Our team will help schedule an appointment that works with your schedule.
3. Wear headphones. If the sound of the drill bothers you makes you uncomfortable, you can listen to comforting music.
4. We can use Sedation dentistry. Dr. Ramon Bana is a Sedation dentist in Miami and can use medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Sometimes sedation dentistry is referred to as “sleep dentistry”. Patients are usually awake during the process with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia. The process allows the patient to relax; relieving his/her anxiety.
Your comfort level is important to us. If you have any anxiety about coming to the dentist, please let us know so we can help you feel at ease.