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Are you afraid of the dentist? Do you struggle with the idea of receiving dental treatment? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people struggle with dental anxiety. Luckily, Dr. Kent Stasney with Slidell Family Dental Care in Slidell, Louisiana, is happy to work with you through your dental anxiety and answer any questions you may have about your oral health care.

The first thing to remember about visiting the dental office if you have dental anxiety is to let your feelings be known to our team. Feel free to speak about your feelings and what concerns you. Talk about what you are experiencing so they can do everything possible to help you with every step of the process. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, so you know exactly what is going to happen during your dental visit.

Another thing you can do to feel more comfortable is to work out a communication system with your dentist. For example, you can lift your hand in the air if you need your dentist to stop for a moment. Remember to count your deep breaths and keep your breathing patterns steady. You can also bring headphones and listen to calming or upbeat music on your cell phone.

The important thing to know is our dental team cares for you and your oral health, and we respect your feelings of anxiety and are here to help you through them. If you have questions or feel ready to make an appointment for a dental checkup, please call us today at 985-643-4553 and let one of our friendly and professional team members assist you.