Does the thought of a trip to the dentist cause apprehension? W Dental Group would like you to know that both your emotional and physical needs are our top priority, and we will do all we can to help you feel safe and comfortable. We have a few recommendations for coping strategies during your visit:
– Distract Yourself: To help you feel more at ease, you are welcome to have headphones with your favorite songs or an audiobook to listen in on. You can even squeeze a stress ball or close your eyes and visualize your happy place, like the beach, the top of a mountain or a garden.
– Practice Relaxation: First, focus on your breathing. Inhale slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Count each breath. A second technique to try is to tense and relax each part of your body from your toes to your head.
– Communicate: When you phone us to book your appointment, don’t hesitate to tell us that you have dental anxiety. Not only will you feel better if you tell us your feelings, but it will assist us in better meeting your needs. You can ask us any questions you want to alleviate any fears. If you are ever more uncomfortable or need more anesthetic, just tell us or raise your hand and we will attend to those needs accordingly.
If you have any queries or would like to book an appointment in San Antonio, TX, with Dr. Watkins or Dr. Peña, you can call our friendly dental staff at 210-526-0925. We’re here to help you and your smile!