We aren’t going to tell you that you have no reason to fear the dentist, because maybe you do. Maybe you’ve experienced terrible things in a dental office that have caused you to feel anxiety and terror every time you think about another dental procedure. It’s ok to feel that way, but it’s not ok to give up on dental care for the rest of your life. You have to find a way to move past that fear and get the dental care you need to maintain a healthy smile.
One great way to move past fear that was instilled by other dentists is to find a dentist that you love. A dentist who will acknowledge that you have genuine fears and will help you overcome those fears. We have patients who drive hours to see us because they are afraid to let anyone else do their dental work. We are known as the most gentle dentist in the area for a reason!
Procedures You Can Sleep Through
One way we help our patients overcome their fear of the dentist is by removing the fear of pain during a procedure. We do this through our thorough sedation availability. When you come see us for a procedure, we will make sure that you are completely comfortable while we work. Through IV and sleep sedation, you have the option of not feeling or remembering anything that happens. Plus, it allows us to get more work done in one visit instead of having to ask you to come back.
When you need dental care, you must decide to change the way you think about the dentist. We will do everything in our power to make it a pleasant, pain-free experience for you, but the power is still yours to decide if the experience was good or bad. It really is a matter of retraining your brain. Contact us today if you’d like more ideas about how best to do that. We would love to talk with you about it!