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Calm Dental Anxiety: Dentures & Implants

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Smile Stop Dentures & Implants gives a guide for calming your nerves before a dental visit.

The thought of dentures or implant dentures can be daunting, especially if you have dental anxiety. It's completely normal to feel nervous about any dental procedure. If you're facing dental extractions to receive full dentures, or implants, Smile Stop Dentures & Implants understands your concerns.

This guide will be with you every step of the way to help you feel good about getting dentures. We'll talk about why some people feel nervous at the dentist. We'll give you tips to stay relaxed during your appointments. We explain how Smile Stop Dentures & Implants makes sure every patient feels comfortable.

Understanding Dental Anxiety: You're Not Alone

Dental anxiety is surprisingly common, affecting millions of people. It can range from mild discomfort to a full-blown fear that makes visiting the dentist nearly impossible. There are many reasons why people might feel anxious, including:

  • Fear of pain: Dental procedures can involve some discomfort, and the unknown can be scary. Wearing dentures is a new experience and it's normal to be nervous.

  • Loss of control: Being in the dentist's chair can feel like you're not in charge of your body.

  • Bad past experiences: If you've had a negative dental treatment experience in the past, it can create apprehension for future visits.

  • Embarrassment about dental health: Some people feel ashamed of their teeth or dental problems.

Taking Control of Your Anxiety: Strategies for Staying Calm

The good news is that there are effective ways to manage dental anxiety. Here are some tips you can try:

  • Communicate: Talk openly with your dentist about your anxiety. The more they understand your dental fears, the better they can tailor the treatment experience to your needs.

  • Be Informed: Knowledge is power. Learn as much as you can about the denture or implant procedure beforehand. Ask your dentist questions and watch informative videos online (from reputable sources!).

  • Relaxation Techniques: Taking slow, deep breaths, relaxing your muscles one by one, and focusing on the present moment can all help you feel calmer and less anxious. Consider practicing these techniques regularly, not just before dental appointments or while in the waiting room.

  • Distraction: Focus on something else during your appointment. Bring headphones and listen to soothing music, an audiobook, or a podcast. You can also try watching a movie on a screen mounted in the treatment room (if your dentist's office offers this).

  • Signal System: Agree on a hand signal with your dentist to let them know if you need a break or are feeling overwhelmed while in the dental chair.

Smile Stop Dentures & Implants: Creating a Comfortable Environment

At Smile Stop Dentures & Implants, we go the extra mile to create a calming and comfortable experience for every patient in our dental office. Here are some things you can expect:

  • Friendly and Caring Staff: Our team is dedicated to making you feel welcome and understood. We'll listen patiently to your concerns and answer all your questions thoroughly.

  • Pain Relief Choices: We have different ways to manage pain, like laughing gas and numbing creams. These are to make procedures less uncomfortable.

  • Flexible Scheduling: We understand that everyone's schedule is different. We offer flexible appointment times to accommodate your needs.

  • Modern Technology: We utilize state-of-the-art technology to ensure accurate diagnosis and efficient, comfortable procedures.

  • Focus on Communication: We'll walk you through each step of the denture or implant process, keeping you informed and involved throughout. We want your dental visit to be a positive experience so please let us know how you are feeling throughout the process.

Taking the First Step Towards a Brighter Smile

Remember, you don't have to let dental anxiety hold you back from achieving a confident smile and optimal oral health. By understanding your anxiety, implementing calming techniques, and choosing a patient-centered dental practice like Smile Stop Dentures & Implants, your denture or implant journey can be a positive and rewarding experience.

We at Smile Stop Dentures & Implants are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, confident smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss how we can make your denture or implant journey a smooth and anxiety-free one. Remember, a brighter smile and a happier you are just a phone call away!

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Call today for a free consultation!

918-446-0128 (Tulsa)

918-331-2221 (Bartlesville)


Wes Thompson, DDS

5676 W Skelly Drive, Suite A Tulsa, OK. 74107 (918) 446-0128


John Lard, DDS

1820 SE Washington Blvd Bartlesville, OK 74006

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