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Do you know how to face your fear of the dentist? Is your fear of the dentist keeping you from getting proper oral health care, then we may be able to help you! Our dentists, Dr. Todd Resek and Dr. Howard Nader, with Oakmont Family Dentists in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, care about your oral health and wants you to feel safe and comfortable in our care. That is why we are happy to help you with advice on how to face your fear and feel more comfortable at the dentist.

The first thing to remember when it comes to facing your fear begins with keeping calm and taking deep breaths. It is also great to keep in mind that it’s OK to ask questions. Our dentist is happy to work with you as you work through your fears about dental treatment. In many cases, people work out a system where if they feel they need a moment, they raise their hand, so the dentist knows you need him to stop. Try talking to your dentist and the entire dental team about your fears. Dental anxiety is common and nothing to worry about or feel ashamed of. Our dental team is always happy to do what we can, so you can feel comfortable in our care.

Other techniques you can try is to bring headphones and listen to calming music while you have treatment. Some people report listening to their favorite movie or songs through their phone to keep them calm. Stress relieving tools can also be useful if you like to have something to squeeze in your hand, which have been proven to help others stay calm while in the chair.

Our office hopes you understand we value your care, and are happy to offer you high-quality treatment, so you know you are in good hands. If you have questions about our practice or would like to talk to our dentist, please call us today at 412-828-3311 to make an appointment. We are always happy to help you.