Put Dental Anxiety Behind You With Our Help
Well, dental anxiety is a real thing. A lot of people have at least some nervousness about going to the dentist, but many people suffer from intense fear. I’ve met a number of patients that recount bad past experiences of going to the dentist or just a fear of hearing bad news or undergoing a lot of treatment or incurring a big expense. These are all legitimate concerns that play a role into being fearful of scheduling that first visit. So when I hear a patient coming to us for the first time and we’re sitting there in the chair and they express an anxiety, I’m just appreciative that they have the courage to even come and talk about it. From there we have lots of ways that we can make your visit comfortable, but the first step is that courageous call, and we’re confident that if you build up the courage to give us a call and come in, we have ways to help you feel comfortable from distracting you.
We’ve got a lot of nice amenities to help distract you from your visit if needed. We put monitors right on the ceiling, put some headphones on you, and you can tune us out and watch your favorite movie while you’re getting dental treatment done. If needed, we can even consider a medication before your visit to just help ease the nerves, relax a little bit. When you get here, I think you’ll find our office to be welcoming, almost more like you’re visiting a friend’s home than a sterile, cold clinic. We do all that to hopefully just ease your tension and make your visit as easy as possible.
Perhaps the best way that I know about to help you with your dental anxiety is I put you in control. One of the things that I think spurs a lot of that nervousness at the dentist’s is just a lack of control. And so I make sure that my patients, if they need breaks during treatment or they have one preference over another during the visit, that we accommodate any special need to make sure that things go as smoothly as possible. One of my favorite things to see is, the patient on the first visit can barely even make it through the door because they’re so anxious, to where we complete a treatment and they have no fear and are actually excited to come and see us again.