Dentist – it’s not scary at all
The panic fear of medical procedures per se and visits to the dentist in particular, unfortunately, is not unique to children. Many of those who have long since left preschool age experience discomfort when they think that in the near future they will have to go to the dentist. Were their will, they would never have crossed the threshold of a dental clinic in life. However, taking care of one’s own health takes its toll. And if little patients are taken to the “uncle of the doctor” chair literally by the handle, promising toys and other pleasant bonuses for the opportunity to “see the teeth”, then older visitors to the hospital have to transport themselves to the dental chair on their own and voluntarily, without waiting for the moment when the relatives jaw will reduce from pain.
Of course, there can be many reasons for visiting a dentist. And by no means always a visit to the dental chair is provoked by a sharp pain in a carious “hollow”. There are many other procedures, in addition to the standard filling and removal, which are carried out in dental clinics. Among them are correction of the bite, whitening and professional toothbrushing, reviews of which advertised this action among the mass consumer. In other words, we are well aware that a visit to the dentist is not always painful, but an unpleasant sense of fear still does not disappear. And we must overcome it.
The optimal solution in such a situation may be the presence of a permanent, trusted specialist in an already familiar and well-established clinic. A dentist who knows you and your reactions perfectly will treat you attentively and sympathetically, provide psychological support, and a cozy and comfortable atmosphere will be waiting for you in his office.
To calm the excitement before a visit to the dental clinic, you can use both medication sedatives and psychological techniques. Some, before going to the dentist’s chair, take an extract of valerian root or motherwort in advance (these drugs have a beneficial effect on the body about 20–40 minutes after use). Others try to set themselves up as positive as possible, or they clog the X-Day with complicated tasks to failure so that until the very last moment they think about anything other than the upcoming communication with the doctor.
If you first came to visit a doctor, then be sure to warn him that you can not calm down. In order to pull ourselves together, but at the same time remain relaxed, one of us needs a gauze swab with ammonia, the other an extra portion of freezing, someone prefers to ask the doctor in advance in which sequence he will perform the manipulations. Indeed, the understanding of what exactly they are doing with you now, sometimes has a completely relaxing effect on our consciousness. In this situation, you will not only stop being afraid of dentists, but also keep a good mood on the day you visit the dental clinic.