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Do you have a tooth extraction planned at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry? If so, you’re on your way toward a strong and healthy smile. Sometimes tooth extraction is necessary if the tooth is too severely damaged for treatment. To help you have the best dental appointment possible, our dentist, Dr. Michael Tobola, has some tips that can help you relieve dental anxiety and nerves when you’re in the dental chair.

First, tell our dental team that you are nervous. This will help us be on the same page. When you tell our dental team about your nerves, we can do everything we can to make you as relaxed as possible. We can also perform treatment in the simplest and most comfortable manner possible so you don’t feel afraid or troubled.

Second, consider dental sedation. Dental sedation is a great tool that helps you feel relaxed and calm during your appointment. It usually comes in the form of an oral pill, nitrous oxide, or IV sedation. With the help of the sedative, you will feel a bit groggy and sleepy. You might not even remember anything about your treatment!

Third, establish a sign with your dentist. This can be anything like blinking three times, raising a hand, or making a specific sound. When you use the sign, your dentist will stop and give you a break from treatment. This can give you the control you need during your appointment.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to relieve anxiety during a tooth extraction in Auburn Hills, Michigan, please contact Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 248-852-8766 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you!