Here is already some good news: by reading this, you’ve already taken the first step against your anxiety!
If you already suffer from a phobia or dental anxiety, then you certainly will not know at what point you should start with problem solving. Here are a few tips:
Try to realistically assess your anxiety – the mere thought of the dentist alone can trigger an extreme fear in you. This could make it difficult for you to objectively assess your situation.
Accept the anxiety – wait and give your anxiety time, do not try and rush past it, but talk openly to us about it. Inform yourself about your fear. If you have waited for years, a few more weeks will not make much difference.
Talk to the person concerned – there are self-help organizations and forums where helpful people can help you cope with anxiety. Affected persons who have been in your situation or are still , can help you more than those who know that fear just by hearsay. However, we also experience this on a daily basis in dealing with our patients. So we know what you’re talking about and take it all seriously!
Take the time you need – also we will take you with us! If you have waited for years, a few more days will not make much difference. For the moment repairing your teeth is not the most important thing, but overcoming fear. Do not let things progress to acute pain or inflammation. In these cases you need to attend to your health immediately at the dentist’s or emergency room.
Prepare – get used to the situation. We will firstly arrange an introductory meeting with you. Here no treatment has to take place, we will only talk in detail.
Distract yourself from – try to not only see the negatives and not to lose yourself by speculating in your anxiety, but rather be proud that you have taken the first step. You may be distracted by music or reading ? Well, we can provide some help with this.
A psychologist consultation – however, if you still do not dare to go to the dentist, you can consider contacting a psychologist or psychotherapist. This can pave the way for a dental treatment and support policy.