We often hear from adults who haven’t seen a dentist in years, sometimes for over ten years. Some aren’t sure what triggered their dental fears but the mere thoughts of walking into a dental office causes them to break out in a sweat. Others remember an experience when they weren’t fully numb, yet the dentist continued the treatment in spite of their pleas.
No one should be uncomfortable during dental procedures, but to convince someone that we won’t hurt them requires that they feel trust in our care. This takes a series of small steps for most. We begin by encouraging high fear patients to make a consultation appointment first. During this time, they are seated in an arm chair in our Consultation Room. This room is not in the treatment section of the practice where noises or smells could make them uncomfortable.
We begin by explaining our comfort options, including Oral Sedation. This time is just a chat, however. If the patient desires, we can set up a time to show them our ‘Total Relaxation Room,’ where procedures are performed while patients relax comfortably under the effects of oral sedation. At the next visit, we do a painless examination to determine what treatment should be performed.
Each step is done at a pace that is comfortable to the patient. We make sure that they understand that each member on our staff is respectful of their concerns and will treat them with all the care and compassion it takes to help them overcome their fears.
Our goal is to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile. You’ll achieve this at a pace that is right for you because we respect you as an individual. Let’s begin with a private, no cost conversation in our Consultation Room. Call (586) 739-2155 to request one today.