Try These Relaxation Techniques Before & During Root Canals

Root Canals 3 in Racine, WI at North Bay Dental

Sometimes, going to see a dentist for a necessary dental treatment can be pretty stressful. If you’d like to learn some techniques that may help you calm your nerves when you visit North Bay Dental for a tooth-saving root canal, call 262-417-7326.

If one or multiple teeth of yours are suffering from tooth decay, we will do all we can to fix your issue with an appropriate restorative dentistry treatment at our Racine, WI dentist office. One of our main priorities is to get your smile back in great health and save any damaged teeth from extraction if at all possible.

We also want to get you out of pain as quickly as we possibly can when you are experiencing discomfort. Reach out to us as soon as possible and we may be able to give you a same-day appointment if necessary.

For your convenience, we accept a large variety of payment options and also give you the option of booking an early appointment or one in the evening if those times work better for you. We open as early as 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and stay until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Get Relief From Dental Anxiety When You Need A Root Canal

Movies and television have made root canals out to be a horrible experience that you should avoid at all costs. Some pop culture references would even lead you to believe that you’d be better off removing the infected tooth completely rather than get the procedure.

But the fact of the matter is, this restorative option is not painful as you’ve heard, at least, not any more so than a common tooth filling. What’s more, it can help you save a tooth, which is definitely a worthwhile endeavor.

Even knowing the truth about root canals, you may still find it difficult to shake off all the fibs you’ve heard about them. That’s okay and it’s a common issue we see patients facing at our office.

One category of relaxation techniques that some people find healthy is breathing exercises. There are many different approaches out there that you can read about, but one common one is known as the 4-7-8 breathing technique. All you need to do is:

  • Inhale slowly through your nose to a count of four
  • Hold that breath for a count of seven
  • Breathe out slowly through your mouth for a count of seven
  • Repeat

You can also try gently inhaling some soothing essential oils like peppermint, chamomile, or lavender. You can even find them in tiny bottles that easily fit in your pocket.

Picturing yourself in a calming setting can also do wonders for some patients. If you think this isn’t an option for you because you don’t have the best imagination, don’t worry. It’s just a matter of practice and finding a scene in your mind that works for you.

Of course, if you need some of our help relaxing, we will do our best to help. We offer dental sedation and a variety of comfort options for you to choose from to help relieve your dental anxiety.

Stop putting off that root canal you desperately need and call North Bay Dental at 262-417-7326. You can also ask questions and book using our online form.

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