Do you find yourself putting off important dental treatments because you’re afraid of anxiety or fear? Or do you wonder why your family member has such a fear of going to the dentist, even if it’s just for a routine cleaning? Many Americans deal with dental phobia, or fear of the dentist. Some of these individuals are so fearful that they haven’t set foot in a dentist’s office in years. We want patients to know that we understand this fear, and that we offer a solution so that you or your loved one can get the dental care they deserve. Read more about how we help patients have a comfortable dental experience every visit.
Our dental team is trained in taking great care with our patients and treating them with respect at all times. We encourage patients to tell us if they are nervous, uncomfortable or feel any pain. If we determine that your fear is preventing you from a treatment that will improve your dental health, we have a sedation option that will help you relax and experience a peaceful treatment. With sedation dentistry, you will be in a completely relaxed state and won’t even remember the procedure.
Along with sedation dentistry, you can try relaxing techniques at home. Deep breathing or guided imagery exercises can help prepare you for an upcoming visit. There are many options to learn these techniques, such as books or YouTube videos.
Whether you fear the sights and sounds of the office or you’ve had a bad dental experience in the past, we are here to help you have a positive and even happy dental experience. Please let us know how we can help. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit.