How to Reduce Dental Anxiety
Created on August 7, 2011
Dental anxiety is a major issue that many people face and needs to be dealt with so that said people can get the dental care they need. Indeed, dental anxiety can be so major that people will avoid the dentist for years and years. This means that there may be severe dental problems that need to be addressed that should have been addressed long before. Sometimes when people have a severe fear of the dentist, they may avoid going to the dentist even after a dental emergency.
The office of Springfield, MA cosmetic dentist Dr. David Peck is committed to having each patient have a positive experience at the practice. It’s for this reason that we offer the latest in dental technology, are committed to patient education, and will also use sedation techniques as necessary to ensure that you receive the treatment that you need. We’d like to take a few moment right now to look at the basics of dealing with dental anxiety.
One of the best ways that we can think of to deal with dental anxiety is to have a relaxing atmosphere that makes the patient feel like a guest. That’s precisely what Dr. Peck has achieved at his office, which has many amenities and comforts for the people who visit. The office shouldn’t feel like a place you dread going to. It should feel like a place where you are comfortable.
In addition to this, we have taken advantage of the latest dental technology at the practice to ensure that you get a pain-free and wonderful dental experience when you are at the practice. Rather than using needles, for instance, we use The Wand, which has a nice controlled anesthetic delivery system that doesn’t involve syringes. We also use laser dentistry at our practice. Laser dentistry is able to treat both hard tissues and soft tissues, meaning that teeth and gums can benefit from this technological advance.
Another way that we reduce dental anxiety in patients is to educate them in full about their treatment and what they can expect during each stage of treatment. This is important to note, since uncertainty can be a major source of anxiety and fear. Whether you’re getting a teeth whitening, Springfield, MA porcelain veneers, or some other treatment, we’ll be here for you to answer all of your questions and to address your many concerns.
If necessary, we can also use the latest in dental sedation techniques to help you feel at ease when you’re in the actual chair for treatment. Sedation dentistry is intended to put you in a clam and relaxed state when you are at the dentist’s office. These sedation options will not render you unconscious but will instead keep you calm and totally at ease.
For more information about dental care options free from nervousness and trepidation, be sure to contact our Springfield, MA cosmetic dentistry practice today. Dr. Peck and his entire team look forward to meeting with you.