How to Handle Your Dental Anxiety
Everyone has their own dental story. While dental treatment has come a long way in the past few decades, there are still some dentists out there who just aren’t compassionate. A bad dental experience can keep people from scheduling a needed appointment in a timely manner. In fact, studies show that about 1 in 10 Americans will wait until their dental pain is unbearable before they will make an appointment with a dentist. More than half of Americans don’t go to the dentist regularly because of fear. These statistics are frightening for us at New Albany Implants because we know what happens when you avoid getting your dental work done!
By waiting or avoiding the dentist altogether, you are risking much more serious consequences. If you are in pain or discomfort, you need to see a dentist and find treatment before the pain gets worse or becomes something much more serious. While most people know this, some are still hesitant to make that phone call because of fear. Maybe the fear is based on previous experiences or maybe the fear is based on what’s been said by friends and family about a procedure. Either way, there are ways to deal with dental anxiety so that you can receive the care you need without jeopardizing your health.
The most important thing you can do is select a compassionate dental office. A compassionate dental office will have several things going for it. Here are a few of those things:
- A comfortable atmosphere (seats, waiting area, decor, colors, etc)
- A fantastic staff who is willing to help you and keep your comfortable
- A dentist who genuinely cares about your wellbeing and comfort
- An office that works together to make you comfortable and at ease during your entire visit
At New Albany Implants, we work to achieve this list every day, but that isn’t enough for some patients. Dental anxiety is nothing to joke about. For some patients, an upcoming procedure will prevent sleep and healthy eating habits. For others, dental anxiety will leave them feeling breathless or nauseous in the waiting room. That’s why we make sure that you will feel completely comfortable during your procedure.
Dr. Ron’s office is truly unique in that we offer oral and intravenous sedation options. This is a rare occurrence in dental offices. Most only offer oral sedation. We do this so that you will have no concern during your procedure! We want you to feel very confident knowing that you can experience as much or as little of your procedure as you wish. With the convenience of IV sedation, we can adjust your awareness during the actual procedure.
There is no reason to avoid the dentist any longer! We will take fantastic care of you! From the moment you enter our office until your procedure is finished, we work hard to make sure you are completely comfortable and at ease. Dental anxiety can be overcome when you have great people to help you through it! Give us a call at New Albany Implants, and let us help you today!