For a less painful dental visit

If you get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, you are not alone. The more you procrastinate, the higher your risk of developing problems.

Visiting a dentist regularly can make the entire process easier on many levels. Delhi-based dentist Richa Vats explains how to deal with dental anxiety: Choose your dentist wisely: Choose a dentist who will listen and acknowledge your fears. The right person will make sure your dental and emotional health are taken care of. Fear of needles: Make sure you talk about this with your dentist. There are effective numbing gels that are given before injections. The drill: This instrument may sound and look scary. But it only dispenses air, water and rotates the drilling bur. When sufficiently numbed, you won't feel any pain, just some vibration. If the sound troubles you, keep your earphones handy and listen to your favourite song. Pain: This can be managed by learning how to relax and doing deep breathing. Bad teeth: Don't be conscious of your bad teeth. The dentist doesn't judge you by your tooth health. Sedation fears: Some people feel they will not be numb enough and will be in pain. While others fear being numb will cause them to doze, suffocate or choke. It is important to realise that only the tooth is being anaesthetised. Sometimes your cheek and tongue may feel swollen - you lose the sensation in these areas but not the function. Talk: Speak about your dental anxiety and what caused it. Your dentist will be able to cater to your needs in a better way if he knows about your anxiety. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions. Indo-Asian News Service

 
 
Article Paywall 1
தடையற்ற சேவையைப் பெற, சந்தாதாரராகுங்கள்.
தொடக்க சலுகை - தனிநபர் பயன்பாட்டுக்கு மாதத்திற்கு $4.90 மட்டுமே! (ஒப்பந்தம் கிடையாது)
 
 
 
 
நாங்கள் தரமான செய்திகளை வழங்கவும் இந்த வட்டாரத்தில் தமிழ் வாசகர்களின் எண்ணிக்கையை அதிகரிக்கவும், நீங்கள் சந்தா சேர்வது உதவும்.
 
இன்னும் ஒரு செய்தியை இலவசமாக வாசிக்க
தடையற்ற சேவைக்கு சந்தாதாரராகுங்கள். TM Icon
X

அதற்குள்ளாகவா? இந்தச் செய்திகளையும் படிக்கலாமே!

அதற்குள்ளாகவா?
இந்தச் செய்திகளையும் படிக்கலாமே!