This last week, Finn and I were walking through the neighborhood and saw one of his teachers.
Finn walked right past him and did not say hi. He then yelled at Finn, “Hey Finn, it’s Mr. Flynn. Don’t you say ‘Hi!’”
He nervously walked back, raised his hand quickly in a waving motion, and quickly uttered the word, “Hi.”
Then he turned around and quickly, with an embarrassed look on his face, walked towards me.
I remember when I was younger and would run into my teachers at Jewel or somewhere else in town. I was always shocked that my teachers had real lives.
I would always be embarrassed and shy to greet them. It was a complete surprise and totally unexpected to see them outside of school.
Going into unexpected situations will, a lot of times, cause anxiety. For many of our anxious patients, we will provide them a detailed description of what to expect during and after each procedure.
This will give the patients a sense of relief when they know what to expect.
Anxiety Free Dentistry are a series of anxiety reducing pills that are given to the patient to help them get through their dental appointment, in a more relaxed state.
If you are anxious about going to the dentist and would like an Anxiety Free Dental consultation, please call 773-292-1911 or visit us at mydente.com to schedule your appointment.
Floss like a madman!
Emilio “Teaching Outside The Classroom” Couret