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How to get yourself ready to see your dentist?

by Wildsmile

The idea of ​​having to go to the dentist can be terrifying. That is why a large number of people postpone the deadline for the annual visit..Here are some tips that will allow you to calmly prepare for the day of your visit so that you don't feel so afraid at the moment.


Rule 1: Visit your dentist annually


It's important to make an appointment with your dentist at least once a year so your oral health can be monitored and thus prevent problems with your teeth and gums.

There are two types of dental care:

Preventive and maintenance dental care, as scaling or caries treatment.

Surgical care, such as tooth extractions.

Although it is recommended to make an appointment with your dentist at least once a year, this frequency may vary depending on a case by case basis, as it may depend on several factors such as age, dental history or other risk factors.


Rule 2: Choose the most appropriate dentist for you


You must choose the right dentist for you, in other words, a good professional who knows how to calm you down and will be explaining you all that is being done step by step. To calm you down, he/she may, for example, ask you to raise your hand if you feel pain and promise to perform his/her job as calmly and as patiently as possible.

Ask people close to you, your family and friends for advice on choosing the right dentist.


Rule 3: A careful patient is worth two


A few days before the appointment, start getting ready to it. If this is your first visit to the dentist, take stock of your medical history and the medications you are taking. You will have to fill out a medical questionnaire and, in addition, remember that you must also bring your dental insurance card.


Rule 4: Dress properly


When the big day comes, dress in comfortable clothes: do not wear tight clothes and ties, you will be more comfortable during the treatment by wearing casual and not tight clothes.


Rule 5: Do not practice sports before your visit


It is important to avoid the practice of any sport or heavy physical activity in the hours previous to the appointment and thus avoid hypertension. Take as much time as you need to recover and be able to breathe normally.


Rule 6: Clinical information must flow


If you are taking certain medications or have certain medical conditions, your dentist will want to contact your GP.

Talk about your problems so he can choose the best solution for you. He can, for example, give you advice for your small mouth sores or to treat a cold sore.

And finally, remember that in case of major dental problems, if your fear of visiting the dentist is very strong, you may be prescribed neuroleptics or referred to a psychologist to help you deal with this phobia.


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