When it comes to your dental filling visit, there’s no way around it – you need to address the tooth decay that is damaging your tooth (and you should do it as soon as possible to avoid potential additional problems). So, what are you supposed to do if you’re feeling concerned about maintaining your comfort throughout the appointment? Fortunately, we are happy to report that your tooth and surrounding tissue will be numb and that we will walk you through a relaxing experience. However, if anxiety is getting the best of you, consider a few advice-filled tips to achieve maximum comfort.

Tip #1: Bring Your Comfort Item

Bring your iPod, so you can listen to calming music if you wish. Hold onto your lucky rabbit’s foot. Check with us about toting your favorite blanket along. If you have a particular item that will help you feel calm and relaxed throughout your dental filling procedure, we encourage you to let us know, so we can work with your preferences.

Tip #2: Ask Us Your Questions

We find time and time again that answering patients’ questions about anything – from dental fillings to cosmetic procedures – offers exceptional stress relief. Whether you don’t know what to expect, you wonder how long it will take, you have questions about before or after the procedure, or anything else on your mind – ask! We will be happy to offer explanations, so you can feel comfortable regarding your visit.

Tip #3: Request Sedation

Are you extremely worried about your appointment? Perhaps you have had dental fillings in the past and the experiences have been perfectly fine – but you still suffer from significant dental anxiety. Don’t worry – we want you to feel comfortable and your concerns are certainly more common than you might think. Speak with us about sedation, so we can do our best to accommodate you and ensure your comfort.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.