Reducing Dental Pain & Fear
Every year, millions of Americans compromise their dental health, and as a result, their overall health, because they are afraid of the dentist. To effectively cope with dental fear, you need to find a general dentist in Rio Rancho you can trust. The staff at Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM have the training and resources to deliver virtually pain-free dental care and can help you effectively cope with dental fear.
Understanding Dental Phobia
Not everyone experiences dental phobia the same way or for the same reason. Some people may fear the dentist because of a past painful experience. Others may have learned to fear the dentist because their parents did. For some patients, the high-pitched whir of the drill may trigger anxiety, for others, the heaviness of the lead X-ray vest.
Whatever the cause or the trigger, dental phobia can prevent people from getting the dental care they need. And without regular dental checkups, people are putting themselves at higher risk for a number of diseases associated with periodontal disease.
Coping with Dental Phobia
There are a number of strategies that patients can use to help soothe their own dental phobia, including:
- Visualizing a successful dental visit
- Listening to music
- Having a friend in the room
But you are not alone in dealing with your fear. The staff at Fife Dental Care can help. We strive to deliver the best dental care possible, and we start by listening. Please let us know about your fears and past painful dental experiences. We can start eliminating anxiety by helping you understand the procedure as it progresses so that sensations, noises, etc. are not startling.
For patients with more severe dental phobia, Dr. Fife can provide sedation dentistry to help you relax for the duration of the procedure. Of course, we will always stop and take a break when you need one.
A Rio Rancho, NM Dentist You Can Trust
Do not let past dental pain get in the way of your dental and overall health. Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM can help you effectively cope with your fear and minimize pain. To schedule your appointment or to ask questions about oral conscious sedation, please contact us.