How to Calm Tooth Extraction Jitters

Sometimes dental treatments can be a little nerve-wracking, especially tooth extraction. However, they don’t need to be. Fortunately, there are things you can do to relieve your dental anxiety. To help you do so when you extract a tooth, our dentist, Dr. Hoang Truong, has some tips for you.

The first tip is to tell our dental team how you feel. If you tell us you have nerves and anxiety, we will both be on the same page. This will help us know to be extremely gentle and cautious when we provide the treatment. We can also do everything we can to help you feel relaxed and calm in the dental chair.

The second tip is to consider using dental sedation. Dental sedation is a handy tool that can help when you’re nervous or scared during your appointment. It can enter your system and help you feel groggy, sleepy, and relaxed. Who knows, you might not even remember the details about your treatment! The most common form of sedation is nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas.

The third tip is to come up with a stop signal. This can be anything like raising your hand, blinking quickly, or tapping your foot. When you establish this signal with your dentist, you can use it at any time during treatment. When you use it, your dentist will stop and give you the break you need. This can help you have control over your treatment.

Do you have any questions or would you like to know more about how to calm tooth extraction jitters in Sacramento, California? If so, our dental team at Gateway Oaks Dental is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is dial 916-649-0249 and we will give you the answers and information you’re looking for!