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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Make sure to let the: Dentist or his/her staff know in advance so that they can help you through this. When acutely anxious breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dental Anxiety: Anxiety is a multisystem response to a perceived threat or danger. It reflects a combination of biochemical changes in the body, the patient's persona ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
43 years experience Dentistry
Conscious Sedation: There are ways to alter your conscious state with medications, versed, valium, nitrous oxide that are very helpful. Many times I find out the patient ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
53 years experience Neurology
Anxiety: You would do well to find a dentist used to working with fearful people. There are dentists who practice pain-free dentistry who can help you before y ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Relax: The amount or length of anxious feelings are under your control. I'm guessing you just don't like needles. Most of us don't. Just take nice deep br ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: But, keep in mind that the half life of valium is about 10 hours, which means if you take it an hour before going to the dentist you likely will still ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Options available: Dental amalgam is a restorative material that is used for years, if you feel more comfortable there are additional options that your dentist can discu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
At least two options: With the phobia try desensitization approaches, including 1) establishing a practice that builds your ability to stay calm in the face of the anxiety. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Used a lot: It has certainly been used a lot for itching over the years. Having an allergic reaction to it almost unheard of. Some dentists have a gift handling ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Addiction: Is a powerful awful thing, you should consider light anesthesia for dental procedures if local is not enough.
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