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Are you suffering from dental anxiety and afraid to visit your dentist or receive any oral healthcare treatment at the dental office? If so, there is good news! There are numerous treatments and techniques that our dentist can use to minimize dental anxiety and allow you to receive the treatments you need.

Meditation prior to office visits as well as focusing on your breathing patterns can help lower your stress and dental anxiety. Furthermore, placing your mind in a place of relaxation, such as a beach or garden, can also help. If you are afraid of any pain you may feel during your treatment, consult with our dentist so that they can apply a local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, or mild sedative to help you calm and de-stress. Not only do sedatives help patients to relax but they are extremely effective at eradicating pain that could potentially be felt.

One of the key matters involved with dental anxiety is the noise anxiety that many individuals experience. Simple noises, such as the whirl of a cleaning utensil, are enough to stress out those who are most affected by dental anxiety. If you feel anxious or distraught, let our dentist know. He can help you relax by playing calming music or give you a stress ball or fidget spinner to distract yourself.

If you require dental anxiety treatments in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Smiles by Design Dental Care would love to assist you. For a thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for you, you can set an appointment with Dr. Fred Hermanson by calling our dental office at 952-432-9155.