The Downsides of Dental Anxiety…

Dental Anxiety

If you would rather visit your in-laws than go to the dentist, you are not alone. Dental anxieties arise from a myriad of different reasons: a bad childhood experience, being needle phobic, embarrassment, etc. No matter the reason, dental anxieties can prevent people from seeking the care they need. Unfortunately, this situation can create a vicious cycle where people wait until they are in pain to get help. Usually, at this stage, dental problems may be so advanced, drastic measures will need to be taken to save teeth or worse yet, this may not be possible and treatment becomes even more expensive, invasive and time-consuming. While prevention is always the cheapest and easiest dental treatment, treating problems early is the next best option.

At Smile Essentials, we do our best to help our patients live by this standard. We understand all patients come with their own unique situations and treat them accordingly. You are not just another number to us, and we truly listen to what you need.

Additionally, we provide some special services to help make your dental experience positive.

  • A warm and inviting environment
  • Televisions in each room. Watching your favorite program may provide a welcome needed distraction.
  • Noise canceling headphones with the music of your choice
  • Heated neck pillow
  • Nitrous oxide upon request (Laughing Gas)
  • Gentle and caring delivery of anesthetic.
  • Aromatherapy for relaxation

While we may not be able to cure you of your dental anxieties, coming here just may end up being enjoyable. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your in-laws!

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