How To Deal With Dental Anxiety

Longmeadow dentists Dr. Derrick Ziemba, DMD and Dr. Mark Evans, DMD are experienced dentists dedicated to providing patient-focused dental care in a comfortable environment. We provide personalized dental care to each of patients because we understand each patient is unique and deserves dental care just as unique as they are. Feel free to come visit Pioneer Valley Dental Arts. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call (413) 486-0646

We understand that many patients suffer from dental anxiety or dental fear. At Pioneer Valley Dental Arts, we work with you to help you receive quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxed environment.Visiting our Longmeadow dental office can actually be better for your oral health and dental fear in the long run. During regular preventive dental care visits, Dr. Ziemba and Dr. Evans can properly exam your teeth and check for any sign of dysfunction. If we are able to monitor your teeth regularly, it minimizes the chance of you developing complex dental issues that may require a more complex and lengthy dental treatment.

Tips On How To Overcome Dental Fear

Express your feelings. Let Dr. Ziemba and Dr. Evans know that you suffer from dental anxiety. It is important for your dentist to know that you have a fear of the dentist in order to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable. At Pioneer Valley Dental Arts, we understand that patients with dental fear are less likely to visit the dentist. Dr. Ziemba and Dr. Evans take pride in providing patient focused, caring, and personalized dental care.

Try to stay distracted. When you are suffering from anxiety, finding activities that help you feel more calm and comfortable is a necessary part of overcoming your dental anxiety.Finding ways to distract yourself during the dental procedure can help take your mind off of your dental fear. We suggest listening to music or watching a show can help you focus on something else other than your dental treatment. Maybe even something physical like squeezing a stress ball or a loved one’s hand during treatment can help keep you relaxed.

Ask about sedation dentistry Sedation dentistry is also a common aid to help those suffering from dental fear. Complex dental treatments may require the use of sedation dentistry to help patients remain calm, comfortable and relaxed during lengthy procedures. Sedation dentistry may also be a valuable option for patients with tooth sensitivity, a strong gag reflex, dental fear, and patients undergoing complex dental procedures.


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