Do you have any dental phobias? Do you get nervous about dental work? If you answered yes to these questions, then this blog will help you to overcome your fears of dental work. If you are blessed to not be anxious about dental work, please forward this article on to someone who may need help with this issue.
I used to have a terrible dental phobia, which for many years I didn’t even know I had, because I just simply did not go to the dentist! I actually skipped sixteen years of dental visits! Can you believe that?
Well it was not a good idea to skip the dentist. In 2015, right before Thanksgiving, I suddenly had terrible tooth pain as an untreated cavity wreaked havoc, and I spent that holiday in excruciating pain until the nerve died and my new dentist extracted the tooth. Throughout that experience I learned that I had a dental phobia, so I used guided imagery to not only heal that anxiety, but to learn how to feel at ease while having dental work done.
After the tooth extraction site healed, I signed up to have more neglected dental work done, and during each visit I listened to guided imagery with my headphones on. Well, my shining victorious moment came one day when the dental assistant said to me, “You are doing great, you’ve got this!” In that moment I realized that I no longer had the dental phobia.
So, in order to help other people who get nervous about dental work, I created a guided imagery sound recording, which is free for you to listen to anytime on my SoundCloud channel: “Teja Shankara’s Dental Session Gift.” This recording is specifically for dental work, although I also listen to it before going for an exam and cleaning, because it reminds me to be calm during those uncomfortable moments.
Just yesterday I went to the dentist for a routine visit and I’m proud to say I felt at ease. You can also learn to be at ease in the dental chair. Simply listen to this recording, with headphones on, for several days or weeks prior to going to your next dental visit.
After you experience getting dental work with ease, please come back here and share about it in the comments below, down where it says “Leave a Reply.”
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