Have you ever canceled a dental appointment at the last minute to avoid the dentist? If you are uncomfortable at the dentist or have had a bad experience in the past, Silver Leaf Dentistry can help. Dr. Kory Wallin and our compassionate team specialize in relieving dental anxiety in Longmont, CO.Doctor Kory Wallin on relieving dental anxiety Read Transcript
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.
Once you’re settled into your dentist chair, take advantage of several special touches like:
- Soft blankets and pillows for your comfort
- Ceiling-mounted TVs, Netflix, and wireless headphones to entertain and distract you
- Spacious, private care rooms without any harsh overhead lights
Call us today to schedule your relaxed dental care: 720-504-2539. You won’t regret it! For your convenience, we’re open as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m.
Get Your Confident Smile Through Gentle, Skilled Dentistry
Dr. Wallin and our team will do everything we can to make your visit to our dentist office comfortable and pleasant. Our stress-free treatment will help you:
- Prevent oral problems like gum disease and tooth decay
- Reduce anxiety about future dental visits
- Build your confidence that you can face challenges head-on
- Keep your smile attractive to give you an edge in your professional and social life
Rest Easy in the Care of Our Calming, Soothing Dental Professionals
We understand that being afraid of the dentist is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, as many as 20 percent of all Americans suffer from some degree of dental anxiety for one reason or another, so you should know you’re in good company. Even if your anxiety has caused you to neglect your dental care, we will never lecture you or make you feel guilty.
When you visit Silver Leaf Dentistry, we’ll greet you with a warm smile and treat you like family. On top of our professional training, we have also committed ourselves to providing the highest quality of patient-centered care we can.
We know that even straightforward paperwork can be difficult to deal with when you’re feeling anxious, so we’ve made our new patient forms available online. You can fill them out ahead of time at your convenience.
Come to Silver Leaf Dentistry for help relieving dental anxiety in Longmont, CO. Call us today at 720-504-2539 to request an appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!