The Link Between Stress and Pain

The Link Between Stress and Pain

Did you know that there is a relationship between being stressed and the amount of pain you experience?

When you are stressed out, you tend to tense your muscles.  The longer these are held in place, the more sore you can get in the following days.  Further, stress and anxiety cause the body to constrict the blood vessels that flow blood to and from the extremities of the body.  When this happens, life-giving and important nutrients fail to reach the areas that are being affected by pain – when they need it most!

Relaxation dentistry, then, as we practice at New Age Dental Care, can actually reduce the pain of dentistry and can speed the healing process.  Because our patients experience less anxiety before and during procedures, many report that their dental visits are the most comfortable they’ve ever received.

Are you afraid of the dentist?  Do you cringe when you think about getting that work done?  Do you know someone else in that boat?  Give my office a call today.  (636) 449-0215

– Dr Eugenia Kardaris DDS