Addressing Dental Fear Sooner Than Later Saves $$$!

added on: July 6, 2015

Sadly, a large percentage of American adults have a level of dental fear that prevents them from having a healthy smile as well as a smile they love. People who feel good about their smile tend to smile more often. This boosts one’s mood, projects a more positive, upbeat person and increases self-esteem and self-confidence.

For those who have dental fears, achieving a healthy, confident smile is difficult. Perceived pain can be just as real to some adults as actual pain. We understand this. This is why we have built a reputation for helping people overcome dental fear and actually feel relaxed and comfortable throughout dental visits.

In our office, we offer a number of comfort options, including Oral and I.V. Sedation (twilight sleep). Both forms of sedation help patients relax before and throughout treatment and erase most or all memory of the procedure afterward. Many procedures can be completed in just one or two visits.

Although some procedures require more than one appointment, our technology helps reduce treatment time while increasing your comfort level. For lengthier procedures, some patients combine several appointments into just one or two. With the help of Oral Sedation, they can enjoy total relaxation with a quick recovery afterward.

Not only does dental fear create delays in treatment for many, it can greatly increase the costs required for more complex  treatment. Think about it – your 6-month check ups and cleanings are structured to help you avoid problems in the first place. These visits catch problems while they’re still small. Repairing a small cavity is far less costly than a crown needed for more extensive problems to a tooth, for example. Keeping gums healthy through regular care is a small investment when compared to treatment costs for gum disease.

When treatment is recommended, we discuss payment options to help patients achieve their smile goals while making affordable monthly payments. We offer several payment plans, some with no down payment and no interest. Our Financial Coordinator has helped patients with financing and payment arrangements for over 15 years now. After speaking with her, you may be surprised by how well your dental care can fit your budget.

And remember, ‘cheaper’ typically means substandard materials and  techniques. Having completed the nation’s most advanced courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, I’ve seen (and repaired) the unfortunate results when a dentist cuts corners. When it comes to the appearance, function, longevity and proper facial balance of a smile, doing the work right the first time creates fabulous results with a healthy foundation.

Here’s the best news: Most new patients with dental fear find that sedation is not necessary after a couple of visits. This comes from a relationship of trust and knowing our commitment to their comfort at every visit.

Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to schedule a time when we can discuss your needs in a private consultation room. The visit is complimentary.