It really is possible to feel great in the dental chair! No matter how you instinctively respond when you consider upcoming dental treatment (and patient reactions range from unconcerned to considering skipping town), there are ways to relieve anxiety and get comfortable with the thought of time in the dental chair. While there are steps Dr. Scotto and our staff will take to help you feel at ease when in our office, there are also things you can do at home prior to your appointment. By getting more familiar with what will actually go on during your treatment, you’ll be able to anticipate different steps and may even enjoy following along with the procedure! We hope that by following a few of these tips, you will be surprised to find yourself looking forward to your next appointment.

Steps You Can Take to Reduce Dental Fear

  1. Research the procedure. Chances are, the actual steps involved in your procedure are less scary than what you’re anticipating (our imaginations are often worse than reality!). Whether you’re getting a cavity filled or receiving a dental implant, research the steps involved beforehand to understand exactly what will be going on inside your mouth.
  2. Learn your sedation options. Dental sedation will calm you when you’re in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide and oral sedation both deliver anti-anxiety drugs to your brain so that you feel relaxed and ready for treatment. Accompanied with dental anesthesia, sedation will keep you from feeling nervous or uncomfortable.
  3. Visit the office. If you’re new to our practice, visit the office before your procedure to have a look around and get acquainted with the space. This will make the big day less stressful.
  4. Communicate with your dentist before treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, simply give us a call to talk to our staff. We want you feeling your best before treatment.

Feeling Great During Dental Treatment

With some research, dental sedation, and communication, your next appointment will be a breeze. Schedule today!

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Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-374-9770

  

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