Music in the dental office is calming
Have you ever wished that your dentist would turn up the music while she is drilling your tooth?
The American Dental Association recommends that patients listen to music in the dentist office as a form of distraction. A combination of music and an anesthetic during dental procedures can reduce the patients blood pressure and pulse rate more than an anesthetic alone. It has also been noted that patients who listen to music at the dentist office tend to have lower levels of stress-related hormones. Many dentists are aware of this anxiety-reliever and provide their patients with headphones.