Managing Anxiety Before Oral Surgery

Dental anxiety is a common but debilitating issue. Every year, millions of people put off important dental procedures due to fear. If you need oral surgery and feel anxious about your procedure, Porter Smiles Dental is here to help. Below, we will give you some tips for managing your anxiety before your dental procedure.

Learn About Your Sedation Options

Sedation dentistry is a great tool for people who are nervous about visiting the dentist. With sedation, you will be able to comfortably relax while your dentist works on your teeth. In some cases, you may even be put under general anesthesia. Before your procedure, you will be able to discuss your sedation options with the oral surgeon so you can select the best plan for your needs and comfort level.

Talk With Your Dentist

Sometimes, learning more about your procedure will help to reduce anxiety. During your pre-op consultation, your dentist will be able to outline your exact procedure so you will know what to expect on the day of your surgery. If you are very anxious, make sure your doctor knows. They might be able to write you an additional prescription for anxiety or offer you advice specific to your situation.

Don’t let anxiety stop you from getting the care you need. The team at Porter Smiles Dental will help calm your fears so you can face your oral surgery with confidence.