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8 Tips that will help you get over your fear of the dentist

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Are you scared to visit the dentist? People usually dread to visit the dentists despite the fact that they help us to obtain optimum health by giving us proper dental care. The equipments and the thought of it drilling your tooth, will give you the creeps. But, how can one overcome their fear of the dentist?  Oswal Dental & Oral Surgery clinic has a team of accomplished dentist in Pune who encourage their patients to be absolutely at ease during their dental appointment. They suggest a few tips which will help you to get over your fear of the dentist.

1.     Find an understanding Dentist

Check with your family and friends if they can recommend a good dentist who can handle anxious patients with expertise and make them feel at ease and comfort.

2.     Visit the Dentist with Someone Who Isn’t Afraid

It is always better to have a calm and composed person accompany you during your visit to the dentist. Their mere presence will allow you also to stay relaxed. When this is done repeatedly, you will outgrow your fear of the dentist.

3.     Know Exactly What will be Done By the Dentist

Before the start of the dental treatment it is best advised to get a complete knowledge about what will be done during the course of the dental treatment. You should ask as many questions as you want till you are satisfied and have a complete understanding of what are in store. Learn what will be done step by step which will help to control your stress and anxiety. This can help to alleviate whatever fear you have and put you at ease and comfort.

4.     Discuss About the Anesthetics with the Dentist

Feel free to check with your dentist regarding the type of anesthetic they will be using and how will it be administered in your dental treatment. If you have any problems with anesthetics mention it to your dentist before the start of the treatment.

5.     Learn Relaxation Techniques

By learning deep breathing techniques and meditation techniques you can get over the stress of being in the dental chair.

6.     Have a Distraction During the Dental Treatment

Music soothes and calms our mind. If your dentist does not have any distractions like music or videos available, then you’re your iPod or mobile with your favorite music. This is another interesting and perfect tip to keep you relaxed while you are undergoing the dental treatment procedure.

7.     Have a Specific Method to Signal the Dentist

Many a times due to the lack of control during the dental treatment, your anxiety levels tends to increase. It is ideal that you talk to your dentist in advance about a particular signal which you would like to use to let them know about the pain you are experiencing or if you need a short break.

8.     Go Slow in the Dental Treatment Procedure

To start with ensure that your first visit to the dentist involves simple treatment procedure like cleaning.  Dentists are usually happy to go slow with nervous and anxious patients. Simple process will help you to build a good rapport with the dentist which will help during the most difficult procedure.

These suggested tips will help you to overcome your fear of the dentist. The Dental Surgeon at Pune’s Oswal Dental & Oral Surgery Clinic will help you to feel more at ease while having your dental procedures done. You can always visit their office more information and clear any doubts you have regarding the dental treatment and make the best of their full-fledged modern dental procedures.

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Dr. Nitin Oswal

Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.

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Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
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