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  1. Ask your dentist to tell, show, and do everything he or she does. This will take uncertainty out of the equation and calm your nerves down.
  2. Ask your provider for a heavy blanket. This will cocoon you in comfort and help you relax more.
  3. Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” can be used for those who have mild to moderate dental anxiety.
  4. Using headphones and listening to your favorite music or podcast while you are in the dental chair can help distract you from the procedure.
  5. Halcion can be used for those with extra-strong dental fears. It is like a little snooze pill that will calm your dental anxiety.
  6. You can also bring your pet friend with you for extra emotional support.
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