We know that even with a lot of excitement about oral surgery to restore your smile to its best possible health, there can be a bit of stress that’s part of the whole package. Of course, we want you to feel resolved and confident instead of worried. So, how to relax and move forward with essential care? Try our tips!
Tip: Find Ways To Relax
We know that you may not love the idea of receiving oral surgery, even if you are certain that it is the best choice for your smile. As a result, we encourage you to seek out ways to relax, since you cannot control the fact that your oral health is simply in need of repair. Think about the following or come up with your own ideas:
- Learn to meditate
- Listen to relaxing music
- Relax through movement, such as exercise, yoga, or walking
Tip: Focus On The Future
When you start thinking about oral surgery and your current state or oral health, shift your thoughts toward the goal: Your healthy smile. Imagine what it will look like and feel like. Imagine the ways it will improve your quality of life. This can be very helpful.
Tip: Ask Us Anything!
If you have ever heard anyone mention the fear of the unknown, you will likely immediate make a connection with this concept as it applies to your upcoming oral surgery. What is it that you don’t know that is causing you some amount of stress? We remind patients to ask us questions about anything that requires clarification, so they can feel informed, relaxed, and know exactly what to expect (which, of course, will include all good things).
Ask Us About Your Oral Surgery
Remember that we are happy (and always will be pleased) to provide you with answers and clear explanations about the treatments you will be receiving. Ask us whatever it is that’s on your mind! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.