Social Anxiety

Last Saturday, I was talking to one of my friends. She confessed to me that she feels like she has this unique anxiety of interacting with groups. She said that whenever she goes to a party and she doesn’t know many people, she will experience a high level of anxiety.

At the party, she will force herself to talk to people and make small talk. After the party she will analyze what she said and critique herself. She’ll say to herself, “I can’t believe that I said that.”

I immediately responded, “Everyone has some level of anxiety, when they walk into a room where they don’t know anyone or only a few people. It’s totally normal.”

Then I told her that I have social anxiety as well.

She responded, “You. I wouldn’t have imagined that, you are so outgoing.”

When I go to any function, I have some level of anxiety. Sometimes the level is pretty high, when I don’t know anyone at the place.

I get worried about whether anyone will talk to me, will I be ignored, or will I look stupid? These are just some of the thoughts that go through my head.

I also confessed to her, that I analyze the things that I say after the fact and beat myself up for it.This is no joke. To this day, I will think about things that I did or said in 8th grade and think, “I can’t believe that I said that.” And 8th grade was over 35 years ago.

My point is this… everyone has some level of social anxiety. Some people have super low levels and others have very high levels. But most, if not all humans, feel some level of discomfort when they walk into an unknown environment.

This tends to happen in dentistry as well. Almost everyone that walks into a dental appointment has some level of anxiousness.

For many people, dental anxiety keeps them from going to the dentist. These people will only go if they have pain.

For many years, we did not have a solution for these dental phobic patients.

Now we have anxiety reducing pills, that help dental patients, to have amazing and relaxing appointments.

If you are anxious about going to the dentist and would like to have a relaxed dental experience, please call 773-292-1911 to schedule an anxiety free consultation.

Also, we have been seeing a huge uptick in our referrals. Our existing patients are sending us a lot of friends and family. First, thank you. Second if you have a friend or family that you would like to refer, please have them call 773-292-1911 to schedule an appointment.

Check out my video below:

Floss like a madman! Emilio “Questioning My 8th Grade Self” Couret

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“I’ve been seeing Dr. Couret for my dental needs for years–before he began his own office even. From Day 1–he was amazing. After years with no dental insurance, I needed a lot of work done, and was insanely anxious. Dr. Couret is an expert at putting you at ease and making you feel at home. And he seems to take the time needed to ensure his staff does the same. My teeth look amazing, and you will not find a more caring, comforting team in Chicago. They take the time to not just check your teeth, but to check of any issues that might arise, including cancers that other doctors may overlook. My husband and I are in the middle of planning a long-distance move, and I can’t even begin to think about finding a new dentist. Especially one that can live up to the standard Dr. Couret and his team have set.”
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