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115 Blue Jay Drive
Suite 104
Liberty, MO 64068

November 08, 2012
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Do you experience anxiety when going to the dentist?  If so, you’re not alone.  Up to 15% of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to fear.   Following are some ways to help calm those fears.

 

Communicate

The best thing to do is talk about your fears.  Let our dental team know you are anxious before your procedure.  We want you to be as comfortable as possible.  Remember, we are dental patients too.  If you do have any discomfort or pain during your procedure, simply raise a hand, that way adjustments can be made in the anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable.

 

Wear Headphones

Many patients find that listening to their favorite music during their procedure provides enough of a distraction to ease anxiety.  In addition, if the sounds of a dental office bother you, headphones will block some of this out.

 

Timing

Try to choose a time of day for your appointment when you are less likely to be rushed or under pressure.

 

Take a Break

Feel free to let us know if you need a break to use the restroom or just stand up for a moment.

 

Nitrous Oxide

Our assistants are certified in the administration of nitrous oxide or “laughing gas.”  Nitrous oxide produces a calming effect to help relax you.  We offer this option to all of our patients.

 

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask questions before your procedure.  We want to do everything we can to make your experience here as comfortable as possible.

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Daniel Colgan

 Dr. Colgans office provides gentle, compassionate care to all of our patients at our dental practice in Liberty MO. We make your comfort and dental health our top priority.

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