It’s a new year. This message is for those who have dental fears, and there are many! It is estimated that approximately 75% of American adults have some level of fear when it comes to dental visits, and nearly a third of those are ‘dental phobics.’ Those are adults with such high levels of fear they avoid dental visits altogether until an emergency need makes it a necessity.
Dental fear can have deep roots and be as uncontrollable as shivering in the cold. Many can pinpoint the source of their fears to a traumatic experience as a child while others aren’t sure what caused their fear.
What you need to know is this: We will NEVER do anything that will hurt you. Today’s dentistry is designed to provide you with treatment in total comfort. Our staff is highly sensitive to fearful patients and we move them at a pace that is best for their unique needs. We also offer Oral Sedation in a Total Relaxation Room as well as other relaxation options.
Yet, even though sedation relaxes you, overcoming your fear isn’t solved with medication. Your first call, your first visit and our first conversation is how you’ll begin to overcome your dental fears and achieve a healthy, confident smile at a pace that you control.
If fear of dental treatment is keeping you from the smile you desire, your first step is to call our office at (586) 739-2155 or toll free 1-855-9-Smiles to learn more. Make 2012 a year to have a great smile!