Fear of the dentist is widespread. It affects as many as 1 in 7 Americans, and it can be detrimental to your oral health. Fortunately, we can assist you in relieving dental anxiety in Calallen Corpus Christi. We have helped numerous patients:We Provide a Relaxed and Calm Environment Read Transcript
Most patients come to our dental office telling us that they never went in the past to dentistry and their teeth have gotten neglected. They've fallen apart. Just out of that dental anxiety, that fear, fear of pain, fear of any kind of needle, dental work, sound of a drill, things like this.
As a dentist, my priority is to know that most patients are fearful of coming in, and I went to listen to them. I want to communicate to them. I want to let them know, 'Hey, I'm on your side.' We do whatever we can in order to make this experience as comfortable for you, whether that be just stopping if you need us to stop, whether that be listening to you, not shaming you about your dental health, offering adjunctive sedation techniques like laughing gas, (inaudible), oral sedatives.
Even in more severe, moderate anxiety cases, we even offer IV sedation. These are all techniques that you have in your arsenal in order to alleviate and make the experience a little bit better.
But I think the main thing, the first thing is to recognize that most patients have some form of dental anxiety, and just by stopping to let them know, 'Hey, we're here for you. We want to communicate with you. We're going to listen to you, not shame you. Let you come to our practice and know we want to take care of you, and we are on your side.'
- Stay calm during dental treatments
- Receive pain-free oral care
- Improve and maintain their dental health
- Boost their confidence in their smiles
Remain Pain-Free During Your Visits With Us
Dental fear can develop for a number of reasons. A bad experience can make it difficult to return to the dentist for years or even decades in some cases. Even so, some concerns are more common than others. Worry that a treatment will be painful may be at the top of that list.
Your comfort is always one of our top priorities during any visit to our practice. It’s why we offer the following options for all of our patients:
- Oraqix – This local anesthetic can be a game-changer in helping patients who are afraid of receiving local anesthetic to get the care they deserve.
- Laughing Gas – Inhaled sedation is a fast and effective way to block pain during a wide variety of services, from dental cleanings to restorative treatments.
- General Anesthesia – For patients undergoing more complex procedures, we can refer to our sister location. At our Weber office, a board-certified dental anesthesiologist can ensure you remain free from pain during your procedure.
In addition to our pain-blocking options, you can also get cozy with a blanket and pillow. If you’d like a beverage, feel free to help yourself to one while you wait.
We Put Technology To Work For You
In addition to our pain-blocking services, our kind team of dental professionals also uses technology to improve your experience at our general dentistry office. Digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, and iTero 3-D imaging allow us to identify potential problems and determine solutions more efficiently.
In Corpus Christi, relieving dental anxiety can go a long way toward improving your oral health. Discover how we can make oral care easier for you. Call 361-317-7226 or contact us online to plan a visit to Sabal Dental.