Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dental Anxitey

Dental Anxiety is one of the most common fears today.  75% of people have some form of dental related fear.  No matter what the cause, this is a matter we take very seriously at The Cosmetic Dentist.  We know that it takes a lot of courage for some people to take that first step to better dental health.  We are here to help.  It is our priority to make sure that your experience with us goes smooth.  We have several things throughout the office to help keep you feeling relaxed. 
  • We offer nitrous oxide, laughing gas, to help keep you calm and comfortable during treatment.  We describe it like having a glass of wine.  At the end of your appointment, we give you oxygen for 5-10 minutes.  This will clear you out and allow you to drive home. 
  •  There are medications we can prescribe that will help relax you before you even walk in the door.  These do require that someone bring you and pick you up from your appointment.
  • You are welcome to use one of our IPods with headphones during your visit.  This will cancel out the sounds of the dentist office.  These sounds can be very intimidating to some people and music is a great distraction.  
  • In some cases, we can use topical numbing gels for your cleaning appointments.  These range from use during a regular cleaning to use during periodontal scaling and root planning, also known as a deep cleaning.   
  • Most importantly, we have a super caring staff that puts your comfort first!  We want you to feel comfortable during your visits and we will do everything we can to achieve that goal.  During your first visit with us, we will take the time to find out what your specific needs are so we can maintain your comfort.
If you have questions about dental anxiety check out this website: