Tips To Help Relax Before Your Next Appointment
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we do all we can to help our patients feel relaxed and comfortable while in our office. We know that dental anxiety and fear are very real emotions for some of our patients. We never want your feelings to get in the way of receiving the dental care you need. Delaying routine cleanings and recommended treatments can lead to serious complications with your oral health. It will lead to the need for more extensive or additional treatments, which means more time in our office. We want to share some tips to help you relax before and during your appointment:
Schedule Appointments Wisely
If you are nervous about visiting our office, we suggest scheduling your appointment at a time that works best for you. Coming in after a long day of work may not be ideal. We recommend that nervous patients come to our office first thing in the morning whenever possible.
As much as you may love your morning coffee to help you wake up for the day, we suggest avoiding caffeine on the day of your appointment until after your visit. Caffeine can increase your heart rate and blood pressure, so it is not a great choice if you are already nervous. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
Be Honest with Us
We encourage you to speak to our team about your feelings. We will do all we can to help you feel comfortable while in our office. We offer patients certain amenities to help them feel more comfortable. We are happy to provide pillows, blankets, and noise-canceling headphones. We also encourage you to bring your own headphones to listen to your favorite music, podcast, or audiobook. If you have extreme anxiety or fear, we can also discuss sedation dentistry.
We never want nervous feelings to keep you from getting the oral care you deserve. If you have not visited our office for a hygiene examination within the past six months, we encourage you to call our office located in Jacksonville Beach, FL to schedule an appointment today. Please express your feelings, and we will be more than happy to help you!