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There are a number of people who get nervous, or even anxious, when they visit a dental office. Some people are fearful enough that they will even avoid going to the dentist at all costs. Does this describe you? Don’t worry; there are ways to ease your dental fears.

One of the main keys to easing your dental fears is talking to our dentist in Hickory, North Carolina. Once he understands what your fears are, he will be able to work with you to make your visits more comfortable and relaxed. Knowing what your fears are will help Dr. John McAllister know what not to do.

Talk to our dentist about a sign, like raising your hand, that will let him know if you are uncomfortable. When you give the sign, Dr. John McAllister will stop working immediately.

Schedule your appointment for a time when you will not be rushed or under pressure. This may mean visiting McAllister Dentistry early in the morning.

If the sound of dental equipment, like the drill, bothers you, wear headphones. Listen to your favorite music to forget about your worries.

Be prepared for your appointment by asking our dentist what to expect during your visit. If you like, our dentist can explain every stage of your procedure. You can also ask how things like injections are handled. This knowledge will help you feel more at ease.

To learn more about how to deal with dental anxiety, contact our office today. Our dentist and team are more than happy to work with you and help you feel at ease in the dental chair.