At Corona Dental, we understand that some of our patients experience dental anxiety, and they may feel nervous or uncomfortable about visiting our office. Drs. Waite and Slovan, along with our entire team, work hard to provide you with a pleasant, enjoyable experience each time you visit us. To help you feel more comfortable, it is essential that you speak with our caring dentists about your anxiety. We can help you pinpoint the dental fears that are most problematic for you, whether it is fear of injections, needles, the drill, gagging, pain, or other types of dental phobias. We can then help you manage your dental anxiety so you can receive the care you need in a comfortable environment. Here are some tips to help ease your dental anxiety and fear:

  • Talk to our dentist – they will be able to take extra precautions for your comfort
  • Bring a portable music player – this can help to distract you, drown out the noises of the office, and reduce anxiety
  • Agree on a signal – this allows us to know if you experience any discomfort or pain during your treatment without needing to speak
  • Spray the throat – sprays like Vicks® or Chloraseptic® Throat Spray can control the gag reflex
  • Take a mirror – being able to see the procedure can help you feel less nervous
  • Sedation – if no other options control your anxiety, sedation dentistry can help you feel calmer during your treatment
  • Ask about alternatives – we offer several advanced treatments that may be more comfortable and less frightening for you thanks to state-of-the-art dental technology

We invite you to contact us today to learn more about how we can help you manage dental anxiety in Tucson, Arizona. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible dental experience.