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Dental anxiety is a known risk of many individuals’ oral health care. Oftentimes, many individuals refuse to go to the dentist because of issues and concerns they might have. To help alleviate any of these concerns, it’s always a good idea to speak with your dentist about proper treatments. Numerous treatments exist from a myriad of factors to help alleviate and calm you, or to remove any stress and worries that you may have.

If dental anxiety is proving too difficult for you to handle, have a relaxing visit to a place that brings you joy. This can be at the beach or in a garden or wherever else makes you happy. However, if you don’t have your favorite place easily accessible, just imagine yourself there. Also, work on breathing patterns and count the number of breaths you take. When you’re at the office, ask your dentist about a stress-relieving object to hold, such as a fidget spinner or a squeeze ball. Your dentist can even help assist you by providing a sedative so there’s no pain during any procedures that you may need. You can also often listen to calming and relaxing music.

If you are looking to talk to us about dental anxiety, you are welcome to set up an appointment with Dr. Hector Menendez and our team at Hector G. Menendez, DMD. You can contact us at 732-937-9595. We are here to serve as your trusted dental office in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to give you the oral health care you need.