I’m Afraid Of The Dentist – Dental Anxiety
Being anxious about upcoming dental visits or dental anxiety, is quite common. You may be worried about what the exam might turn up, and as long as you can still get to your appointment and receive the treatments you need, than you’re doing okay. It’s when you are so afraid of the dentist that you start skipping appointments and necessary treatments that this becomes a serious problem. As with many problems, you cannot ignore dental problems and hope they’ll just go away on their own. They won’t. It’s just the opposite: Ignoring dental pain or problems will likely make things much worse. The smaller the problem, the less complicated and expensive the solution can be. Don’t wait for a small problem to become a big one! Waiting will only cost you more at the end of the day.
We know how bad this fear can get, and that’s why we go out of our way to help relieve dental anxiety. After several visits to our Port Charlotte, FL dental office, you might even wonder what the fear was all about in the first place.
How Our Staff And Office Can Help with Your Dental Anxiety
You might fear the dentist because of bad past experiences. This includes the manner in which you were treated as a human being. If a dentist lectured you about the condition of your teeth, or if the staff acted like you were somehow a burden to them, then you have every reason to avoid coming in for dental treatment. Perhaps someone in the past made you feel embarrassed or humiliated you. But that doesn’t happen at Dietrich Dental Services. We are dedicated to treating you with respect, sincerity, and compassion.
Knowing you will receive high-quality care can also help. Our dentists are trained in the latest dental techniques and use state-of-the-art equipment. We have the training and experience to deliver your treatment and your new smile with full comfort.
Conscious Sedation Dentistry For Extra Help
If you still need some help after experiencing our caring staff, highly skilled dentists, and modern technology, we offer sedation to help you get past the fear and anxiety. We can use nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which quickly gives you a relaxed, euphoric feeling. We also offer oral sedation, medicine that takes away your anxiety and replaces it with a happy, sleepy feeling long enough to get through almost any procedure. With oral sedation, you will need a ride to and from our Port Charlotte, FL office, but this type of sedation can really help alleviate fear. Very often, patients have little memory of the treatment the next day (fearful patients are thrilled with this)!
If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you’re not alone. But we have several ways to help reduce your anxiety and get you the dental care you need. Don’t let fear keep you in pain. Call us today at 941-625-7877 if you have any questions or are ready to schedule your next appointment. You can also use our convenient online form to contact us. Take control of your dental anxiety today and get the help you need for your health and the health of your teeth.