One of the most common concerns we hear from patients is about their dental anxiety. Specifically, that they know it’s a problem, but are having trouble coping with it to get the dental care that they need.
At Young Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand. Our team always puts patients’ needs first.
There are a few things we’d like to say to folks with anxiety.
First and foremost, you are not alone.
What you are experiencing is actually very common. Many people have a sincere dislike of the dentist and feel nervous even scheduling an appointment to have their teeth cleaned or come in for a consultation.
A quality family dentist will understand this fear. After all, dentists are real people with family and friends that also may dislike having their teeth worked on. Most people have a fear of the dentist because of previous bad experiences or severe tooth sensitivity.
Our dental team knows how to help
Our Centennial cosmetic dentist office makes it a top priority to help people like you relax during their visit. First of all, you won’t have to do anything that you are uncomfortable with. Dr. Young will explain each step to you so that you know exactly what is going to happen.
Our friendly staff takes it upon ourselves to use extremely gentle methods that produce very little discomfort for our patients. Finding a dentist that uses advanced technology will limit the amount of time spent performing procedures like cleanings or fillings. This helps your visit go more quickly and even be performed in a less invasive manner.
Ask for Something Extra
One of the easiest ways to relax when you visit is to request nitrous oxide. “Laughing gas” is very safe and can help even the most anxious of patients to feel calm throughout their procedure. Nitrous gas can be added onto any visit from a routine cleaning to extensive restorative procedures. Just ask! The best part is that it works quickly and is completely reversible. You will even be able to drive yourself back home as soon as your visit is over.
It may seem silly, but if you are afraid of going to the dentist, it’s actually best for you to visit the dentist more often! By seeing your provider for routine preventive care appointments, she can diagnose problems in earlier stages. That allows you to access preventive techniques to reverse those problems, or choose a minimally invasive treatment that takes little time to complete. Waiting until the problem is severe may mean your treatments are more involved.
Find a Centennial dentist that is committed to changing the way you experience dental treatment and oral health maintenance.
Call Young Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule your first visit.