Do you experience dental anxiety? If so, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is actually the anxiety many people feel about going to see their dentist. It can be caused by a variety of reasons, including a fear of experiencing pain, either because of a past bad experience, or from hearing others share their stories of negative experiences. Others are fearful of receiving injections or that the injection won’t work. Some people worry about the side effects of anesthesia, and many just have a fear of not being in control while they are sitting through a procedure, and fear feeling vulnerable and helpless.
If you are putting off getting needed dental treatment, whether you are long overdue for a cleaning or putting off having a cavity filled, we want to help. Dr. Faith Cousins and her team understand that sometimes we need to be directly involved in reducing dental anxiety in our patients. We invite you to let us know that you are feeling anxious so we can help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. We are happy to discuss ways we can help you ease your tension, including explaining what will happen to you during the procedure so that you can know in advance what to expect. You can also work out a signal with our team, such as raising your arm to let us know you need us to stop for a moment. Whether you need to rinse your mouth or catch your breath for a moment, we are here to help you have a positive experience.
At the dental practice of Faith Cousins, DDS, in Silver Spring, Maryland, we believe you deserve quality care and want you to have a positive experience during your time with us. So, if you have been delaying treatment because of dental anxiety, we invite you to give us a call and let us help put your fears to rest. To schedule a visit with Dr. Faith Cousins, please call our caring dental team at 301-589-2714 today!