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Are you afraid of going to the dentist? If so, you are not alone. It is common for many people to feel nervous about going to the dentist. Here at Summit Village Family Dental in Lees Summit, Missouri, we strive in making you feel comfortable, so you know you are safe and in the best care possible to help with your dental anxiety.

Dental anxiety is a real condition that gives people fear or anxiety when it comes to visiting your dentist. The good news is there are things you can do to overcome your dental anxiety. The first thing you can do is to tell the office about your feelings. Dr. Carole Gleich cares for your comfort and wants you to have a positive experience and feel safe in his care.

Another thing you can do to manage your dental anxiety is to distract yourself as you are in the dental chair. By wearing headphones or playing with stress balls in your hands, you can distract yourself from the main focus of what is happening. You can imagine yourself in a place that makes you happy like a peaceful beach or stunning garden.  

When it comes to handling your dental anxiety, remember to count your breaths and take it slow. Try working out a system of a signal for your dentist to stop if you are feeling too stressed or uncomfortable. These techniques can definitely help you relax during your dental care. If you are ready to come in for a check-up, please call us today at 816-287-5650 to set up an appointment. Our friendly team is always happy to take your call.