Talk to the Dentist
Tell Dr. Tim J. Brooks how you feel when you are in his office. Make sure he knows about your dental fears and phobias. If your dentist knows, he will be able to determine the best way to manage and help your situation.
Music can calm many people, so we recommend bringing an iPod or CD player with you when you come in for an appointment. Bring some music you’ve never heard before so you will focus more on the music rather than on the treatment. Whatever music you bring, make sure it’s relaxing and comforting.
Discuss Dental Sedation
Many dentists offer dental sedation in their offices to help their patients get through the treatment. The most common sedatives found are nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, and IV sedation. Talk to your dentist about your options and see if sedation is something that will help during your visit.
Determine A “Stop” Signal
If you determine a stop signal with your dentist, whether it’s raising your hand, making a coughing sound, or blinking three times, you will have the control you need during your treatment. Each time you give your dentist the signal, he will know that you need a break.
We care for you and your smile, and we want you to have the best dental experience possible. Please remember that you can always talk to Dr. Tim J. Brooks and our entire dental team if you ever feel uncomfortable or nervous. We are here to help you in any way we can. If you have any questions, please call 405-752-0600 today.