The Best Way To Get Over Your Fear Of The Dentist [BLOG]
The only thing you should be scared of this time of year is a good horror film or haunted house tour, not a dental appointment!
That’s why your friends at The LANAP & Implant Center are talking about the best way to get over your dental fear and what we can do to help!
When you’re confident about routine dental care, it really can change your life!
Why Are You Afraid Of The Dentist?
Let’s start by getting to the bottom of your dental fear so you can better understand what it will take to overcome it.
Here are some common reasons people are often afraid of the dentist:
Do You Not Get Enough Time & Attention?
Ever feel like you’re just another patient being rushed through an assembly line?
There’s nothing more nerve-wracking about dental treatment than a dentist or hygienist who completely disregards your clear signs of distress!
We make room for longer appointments in our schedule so that you get the time and attention you deserve. If you need a break, we take a break. If you feel uncomfortable, we’ll make adjustments to help you relax.
This is the kind of patient-centered care you can, and should, expect!
Does Your Dentist Make You Feel Guilty?
No one wants to be lectured or judged, especially when you already feel bad enough about the state of your health.
You don’t have to worry about that when you visit our practice. We’re not here to make you feel guilty about your teeth and gums. We’re here to help restore your oral health and improve your life!
Are You Haunted By Memories Of Painful Treatment?
Not every dentist has a gentle hand, so if you have a hard time ignoring memories from a past dental appointment that didn’t go very well, it’s easy to understand why you’d do everything you could to keep it from happening again.
You deserve the chance to experience stress-free care from a compassionate team who puts you first!
Are Friends & Family Making It Worse?
They might be trying to help, but family and friends who share horror stories about their own dental experiences usually end up making you feel worse.
But someone who’s warning you about how awful your dental procedure is going to be who hasn’t experienced the kind of patient-focused care that we provide probably isn’t the most reliable source of information.
Cast Fear Aside With Dental Sedation
We offer options in dental sedation to match your level of anxiety and your treatment plan. It’s one of the most effective tools in overcoming dental fear because it physically relaxes you during procedures so you can feel more confident about your appointments moving forward.
You might benefit from oral sedation, where you take medication before your visit and feel calm, and a bit groggy, in time for your procedure.
Or you may need more help feeling relaxed or have a longer treatment planned, in which case we would recommend IV sedation, which is the strongest form available. Our trained specialists will safely monitor the level of sedation to ensure your complete relaxation from start to finish.
We also offer massage therapy to enhance your comfort, as well as painless numbing techniques, private rooms, and longer appointment times.
Each time you experience a comfortable, positive dental appointment, you’ll begin to feel more and more confident about making routine dental care a part of your life and enjoy better oral and overall health over the long term.
Experience Fear-Free Appointments!
Knowing why you’re afraid of visiting the dentist will allow you to see more clearly what you need during appointments to feel comfortable and be able to express that to us.
We will go out of our way to make sure you feel safe, supported, and relaxed so that, ultimately, you’ll no longer feel the need to avoid dental treatment.
We’re here to help you get past dental fear and get a healthy smile! Call the LANAP & Implant Center at 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our South Williamsport location, or feel free to fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.