Going to see a medical practitioner for any reason can be nerve wracking. Usually the main cause of the nerves is the fact that we have access to so much information via the internet, and are able to self -diagnose (usually incorrectly) beforehand, which can end up doing more harm than good.
At the dental office having anxiety before a standard check-up or procedure is very common. It can be somewhat of an overwhelming feeling (especially if you haven’t visited the dentist in a while). A good dental team will always do their best to quell any concerns and take special care to help ease any anxiety a patient may feel. In some cases however, the aid of certain medications can be quite effective (ie: laughing gas, other specific medication, etc.).
There’s a new product on the market that is geared toward helping those afflicted by surgical anxiety. The NuCalm Relaxation system is designed to help ease the anxious feelings certain patients get before medical procedures. The four part system is comprised of an oral supplement, pads that are placed behind the ears, headphones that provide soothing sounds and an eye mask to block out any light. When all of these elements are combined they create the ideal atmosphere to help alleviate anxiety.
If your current dental office isn’t privy to this particular system or something like it, make sure to find out exactly what they do have in place for those who experience anxiety, if you happen to suffer from it. Your local Ottawa dental office always wants to facilitate a healthy, serene and safe atmosphere.