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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Dental Assistants Can Help Nervous Patients

Some people generally avoid visiting their doctors because they are too afraid to discuss their medical condition. As a result, the uncertainty brought about by not knowing enough about their health leaves them feeling even more anxious. This is also a common occurrence when it comes to dental health. Many people simply do not want to know about the state of their gums and teeth until various problems become unbearable.

Just like any other concern, being able to openly talk about an issue is important to solving it. As dentists need to retain their concentration when performing dental procedures, many of them remain quiet while the procedure is ongoing. This doesn’t mean that you should just await for your fate silently on the dental chair.

Dental assistants are very knowledgeable, and they often know just as much about the dental procedures being performed as the dentist. Don’t be afraid to ask the dental assistant any questions.

Besides, as dental assistants, it makes sense that they will be aware of what needs to be done when your turn comes. Why not take advantage of the opportunity and rid your mind of unnecessary fears by talking to them? This way, you’ll feel less anxious.


December 17, 2013 - Posted by | General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry | , , ,

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