Many patients feel self-conscious about dental treatment and nervous about visiting the dentist. We offer special care to our anxious patients to make their appointments more comfortable and relaxing. We actively reduce anxiety through discussion, music, pre-appointment introductions.
Why are people afraid of the dentist?
For most dental patients, dental cleanings and check-ups are a necessary part of life and an essential part of their oral hygiene routine. Sometimes it can become annoying, but it is important for keeping your teeth strong and healthy. However, for some people, the idea of visiting the dentist fills them with fear and anxiety.
At our practice, we appreciate that anxiety can lead to a few poor oral health choices and we are here to help you regain control of your oral health.
Common reasons people are afraid of the dentist
People avoid the dentist for many reasons, some of which are more serious than others. Some people believe that dental treatment will be as painful as dental pain. Moreover, the potential use of the drill makes them anxious and it is something they want to avoid at all costs. At our practice, we do our best not to expose our patients to their worst fears. Our dentists will create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere ensuring that all dental tools used are designed in such a way to cause the least discomfort possible.
Other patients do not like visiting the dentist because they do not feel comfortable when they are not in control. For instance, for some people having a dentist poking around their mouth sounds terrifying. We will always ask for your permission and explain the procedure in detail before they touch your mouth. Moreover, we will not judge the state of your teeth nor will we make any comments on the state of your oral health. Instead, we will do our best to restore your oral health.