Maintaining good oral health is considered a daunting task. First you need to express your concern and state that you have a fear of the dentist office and wonder how the dentist will cater to it. You are not asking for them to treat you like a child but it does help to acknowledge your fear and respond in a positive way.
Because by getting regular cleanings, regular x-rays and taking care of minor cavities before they become major problems, you’ve prevented having to spend several hundred or even several thousands of dollars on more expensive procedures such as dentures, root canals, tooth extractions, medications (antibiotics and pain killers) and more.
Because the saliva serves to carry harmful substances away from the mouth it is far more common for these individuals to develop tooth decay and other dental problems than other patients, so it is vital that anyone suffering from chronic xerostomia check their mouths daily for any signs that any of these conditions may be manifesting themselves.
Although it may be difficult, it is vitally important that individuals with xerostomia drink sugarless liquids regularly to keep themselves as hydrated as possible and encourage the salivary glands to produce (one of the first symptoms of dehydration is a dryness and cracking of the mouth due to the salivary glands ceasing to function).
Dental equipment such as air compressors, vacuum systems, utility room, digital imaging, and film imaging are just some products that most dental practitioners tend to upgrade since more and more advancement are being made for the comfort of both the dentist and their patients.