Sedation dentistry may not be for everyone. That’s why our team at Parkside Dental provides distraction techniques to help you focus on something other than your dental treatments. Drs. Jason and Jean Larsen are experienced in working with a variety of patients and patient concerns; whatever your dental fears may be, we can help you feel comfortable and at ease during your treatment. We invite you to contact us today at (972) 442-7550 to learn more about how your dental care can be more relaxing with dental anxiety distraction techniques in Murphy, Texas. You are welcome to schedule an appointment and talk with our kind, experienced dentists.

Dental anxiety or phobia is quite common among Americans, affecting over 35 million people of all ages. For many people, visiting the dentist is seen as a source of constant discomfort or even pain. In our office, we offer sedation dentistry to help patients relax during their procedures; however, not all people are eager to try sedatives. It has also been shown that using sedatives can make it more difficult to overcome your fear of sitting in the dentist chair. That’s why our practice also uses distraction techniques. We want to help you feel relaxed, safe, and comfortable in a natural way that will help you overcome any dental fears or anxiety.

Distraction techniques involve distracting the senses away from dental-related things and towards more enjoyable and soothing things. There are many distraction techniques, and our practice many utilize one or more of the following:

  • Distracting Sight: To keep your eyes preoccupied during treatment, we have TVs in every treatment room with cable and Netflix. By watching something during your treatment, your focus can be on your entertainment and not on your treatment.
  • Distracting Sound: Focusing your sense of sound away from dental drills and other equipment can be done in many ways. Patients may listen to music, listen to the movies to television shows that they watch during their procedure, or our dentists may simply talk with patients in a soothing voice.
  • Distracting Touch: The feel of sitting in a dental chair may be enough to make you nervous about your dental treatment. Our practice offers comfortable pillows and chairs so you can sit comfortably and feel more like you are relaxing at home than in a dental office.

No matter your situation, our team will work to find the right distraction technique that is effective for you. For more information, we invite you to call or visit our practice today.