Feelings of stress or heightened anxiety during dental treatments is not at all uncommon. In fact, dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition. So, if you’ve struggled with it in the past, your dentist, Dr. Gerald Fujii, offers a few key insights to help you manage the situation for future appointments.
You can help our staff be better prepared by letting us know about any past dental anxiety issues. In many cases, being able to ask informed questions helps people with dental anxiety come to terms with the situation.
If you experience dental anxiety because you feel that the mouth is an intimate part of the body, it’s important to remember that everyone working at Portland Dental is a highly trained dental professional. The goal is to always provide you with the highest level of oral healthcare.
Some people find that breathing nitrous oxide helps them relax and ease feelings of anxiety. If this is an option you would like to explore, please feel free to mention it to your hygienist at the start of the appointment.
If you have an upcoming checkup or dental treatment and you’re concerned about dental anxiety in Portland, Oregon, you can always call (503) 221-8123 to speak to a staff member at Portland Dental.