President Franklin Roosevelt once said that “courage is not the absence of fear but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” There are a lot of things in life that this quote can apply to: taking a leap into a new career, finding love, and getting the dental care that you need to be healthy.
We deal with a lot of frightened patients at New Albany Implants. Many of them come to us because they can’t face that fear and know we can help. Others come to us because they know saving their smile is more important that their fear. Both types embody the spirit of Roosevelt’s quote by finding a way to face their fear to perfect their smile, prevent further harm, or just get the look they’ve always wanted.
Dentistry can be frightening: trust us. Not everyone on our team has faced all of their needed dental work with their heads held high. Even the most experienced dentist or dental care worker can get nervous about their oral health!
Dental Fear: Why Face It?
It’s a common scenario: fear is so overwhelming that you’d rather not face it. After all, why bother dealing with the stress when you don’t need to? Some of the toughest people out there might whimper at the thought of a dental drill because somewhere down the line the dentist hit the wrong spot. Those memories can stick with you for a very long time!
It’s essential that you confront your dental fears not only for the sake of your smile, but also because of what bad oral health can do to your life. Even the simplest of oral health complications can lead to devastating tooth loss, bone recession, and destruction of your gums.
Your teeth and gums both need routine care to stay healthy. Without regular cleanings and preventive exams oral bacteria has the potential to cause serious damage. It’s even more essential to care for your teeth if a problem has begun. The risks of letting tooth decay or gum disease get worse aren’t something you want to face: they’re far more important than the fear!
What We Can Do To Help
That quote from Franklin Roosevelt is a great representation of our Retrain Your Brain system. The overpowering nature of dental anxiety can be conquered, but it’s necessary to realize something about its cause: it’s all in your head and you can beat it.
We want to help you understand where that fear came from. Once you know why you’re scared of dental care you can work to unravel those bad ways of thinking. Did something you saw on television trigger your fear? Understand that none of that is real. Was it a bad experience in the past? Dental care has really changed a lot since you had that experience.
Retraining your brain is also done by our team. We’ve built our entire practice around changing your expectations of dental care. Sometimes our patients find relief just by coming to us for their first appointment: they realize that dental care can really be different than what they expect!
Taking time to help you understand everything about your dental care is part of our system as well. We start from the very beginning of your current oral health and work through a complete treatment plan to get you the results you want, all without the fear.
If you’re still too scared to get the care you need we can offer one other solution: dental sedation. Using one of four methods we can have you relaxed, or even asleep, during your dental procedure. Many of our patients find sedation to be the perfect way around their dental fear.
We Want To Make Dental Care Work For You
Getting the dental care you need is important to living a healthy, happy life. We want to help you meet your dental fears head on so that you can get the care you truly need. As Franklin Roosevelt said, there are things more important than fear – and one of those things is your health!
If you’ve found yourself too frightened to see the dentist in the past give us a chance to help. You can reach New Albany Implants by calling (812) 945-7645 or you can request an appointment by filling out our online form.