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Did you know that dental anxiety is a comment condition that arises for many individuals at some time throughout their lifetime? Although the idea of having your mouth worked on may seem a little scary at times, modern dentistry is designed to be as pain-free as possible. Along with better treatments come better options for treating dental anxiety and pain.

Sedation dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses solely on calming, relaxing, and removing pain from patients. Typically, sedatives can be given that will put a patient at ease and remove any tension or fear they may be suffering from. However, if you are planning for a complex treatment, a deep sedative such as anesthesia can be administered to put you to sleep and allow the treatment to be given while you dream.

Other treatments for dental anxiety include treating the stress you may be feeling. Stress reliever such a stress balls and fidget spinners have been known to help calm patients before dental procedures are given. In addition, relaxing music has been known to have a calming effect should you require it. Meditative techniques such as yoga and deep meditation prior to a visit to the dentist office can also be highly effective. Depending on your oral health care needs, speak with your dentist to determine which treatments will be best for any dental anxieties you may have.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please call Drs. Ray McKinley & Brittany McKinley-Holloway and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Shelby Township, Michigan at 586-685-0880. We make smiles great!