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

Many people suffer from Dental Anxiety. Talk with your dentist to find ways that you can stay calm and comfortable during your visit.


Speaker 1: Your Dental Health, brought to you by Tupelo Smiles, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

John Kenney: Many people suffer from anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. People can fear an array of different aspects of a dental visit. It could be anything from the dental chair, the noise of 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.

John Kenney: If you have any fears when visiting the dentist, talk to them. Let them know how you feel about sitting in the chair, under the lights, 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. So let your dentist know your preference. Figure out a signal to give your dentist if you need a break or you are in pain. Perhaps simply raising a hand would work.

John Kenney: Always remember that your dentist is there to help you and take care of your smile. For Your Dental Health, I'm Dr. John Kenney.

Speaker 1: For more information on this topic or to make an appointment, call Tupelo Smiles at 662-840-1535.