How to Manage Anxiety Before Tooth Extraction

If you need a tooth extraction, you might be feeling nervous about the procedure. Getting a “tooth pulled” is never a fun experience, and for some patients, the fear of an extraction is enough for them to delay treatment. Fortunately, there are things you can do to ease your anxiety before a tooth extraction. Follow these tips and face your procedure with confidence.

Talk With Your Oral Surgeon

Dentists and oral surgeons understand that many of their patients are nervous. This means that they are empathetic and easy to talk to! If you are nervous about your procedure, your oral surgeon will be able to outline the surgery and answer your questions so you know exactly what to expect on the big day.

Understand The Root of the Problem

Before you talk with your oral surgeon, make a list of the things that are worrying you. Maybe you are nervous about the pain or feel vulnerable in the dentist’s chair. By learning the cause of your worries, you will be able to ask your oral surgeon targeted questions so your specific fears will be addressed.

Know Your Sedation Options

While the idea of tooth extraction may be scary, you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Dentists and oral surgeons use different types of sedation to keep you comfortable the entire time. Discussing these sedation options with your oral surgery team will help you feel relaxed before your appointment.

At Katy Cypress Oral Surgery and Implant Center, we provide compassionate oral surgery services. Our professionals can help you stay comfortable during your tooth extraction so you can live life with your healthiest smile. For more information, call our office at 281-667-0607.