Did you know? Nearly 75% of all Americans experience some degree of dental fear and between 5-10% are so afraid of having any dental work done, that they’ll completely avoid it all together.
Here at Chapin Oral, we don’t want you to fall under the “too afraid” statistic when it comes to taking care of your oral and dental needs. Our team is here to help ease you through any oral procedure or surgery that you have completed under our care. We strive to always make sure that each patient feels at ease when they’re in our office, but we know that sometimes anxiety can get the best of us.
Here are some ways that we suggest to reduce any anxiety that you may have about an upcoming oral procedure or surgery:
Create a relaxing playlist.
Put together the perfect relaxing playlist to listen to on your way to our office or while in our waiting room. The right music can ease your mind and reduce any stress you might have.
If an early morning workout puts you in the right mindset for the day, don’t skip it! However, we suggest modifying it to a low intensity activity such as a walk around the neighborhood with your pup so that you avoid dehydration prior to surgery.
Get some extra sleep the night before.
Hit the hay a little earlier the night before your scheduled appointment in our office. A well-rested mind is one that tends to be less stressed.
Give us a call.
At the end of the day, we want you to be as prepared and relaxed as possible when you come into our office. Are you feeling worried because you’re not 100% sure about the process? While going over the process is a part of our consultation with you, we know that sometimes it can be a lot to take in all at once. Give us a call. We are more than happy to walk you through the process again and to answer any questions that you might have.
How do you relax or reduce your anxiety? We’d love to hear your tips!