Tupelo, MS - Dr. John Kenney - "Your Dental Health" - Dental Anxiety

Many people suffer from anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. People can fear an array of different aspects of the dental visit. It can be anything from the dental chair to the noise of the dental instruments or even a fear of the dentist causing pain. It’s best to keep in mind that the dentist is here to help you. You should not be afraid to ask questions or be embarrassed by the state of your mouth. Or maybe it makes you nervous to sit in a waiting room. Let them know so they can accommodate you as best they can. Some people want the dentist to explain to them what they are doing and some get nervous by hearing what’s going on. Let your dentist know your preference. Figure out a signal to give your dentist if you need a break or if you’re in pain. Perhaps simply raising a hand will work. Always remember that your dentist is there to help you and take care of your smile.