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3 Tips to Manage Dental Anxiety

October 16, 2020
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim, DDS Team

Dental anxiety and phobias prevent many patients from getting the dental care they need and the advanced services they want.

Fortunately, your dentist in Glendale, CA can help you overcome these stresses so you can enjoy a healthy smile through innovative dentistry.

Let’s look at a few ways to manage dental anxiety in Glendale.

#1 Talk to Your Dentist

Establishing a trusting relationship with your dentist and a dental team is crucial to your emotional well-being. You want to feel comfortable sharing your fears and anxieties—certain that you have a dentist who listens to your concerns and addresses each of them.

For example, if you’re unsure about a procedure, having your dentist explain your treatment step by step can help you feel more comfortable and confident about the needed service.

#2 Choose a Dentist You Feel Comfortable with

You want a dentist, dental team, and office setting that makes you feel comfortable. At Lucio H. Kim, DDS, we work hard to provide a relaxing atmosphere for you. If we can do something to make you feel more at ease, we would love to help.

Our dentist and team believe that patients should feel at ease and at home in the dental office.

#3 Sedation Dentistry in Glendale, CA

We are a gentle dental team, but we understand anxiety and phobias, which is why we offer sedation dentistry to patients who need more than a gentle hand.

Our sedation dentistry options include oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. You are unlikely to remember your treatment with the former, though you will not be fully asleep. With IV sedation, however, you will sleep throughout the treatment.

If you choose either option, it is important not to drive after we administer your sedation.

Your dentist will discuss these options and help decide on the best strategy for your comfort and well-being.

Contact Our Dental Office for Gentle Dentistry in Glendale

We are always here to help you feel at ease, and we encourage you to contact us to discuss treatment, schedule an exam, or if you have any questions.

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