20 Feb Don’t be embarrassed by your dental anxiety
Many people are uncomfortable visiting the dentist. Among this group is a considerable number who experience significant anxiety at the mere thought of a dental visit. Due to their fear of pain from needles, drills, scalers and more, some of these patients continually put off their checkups and even end up going years between dental appointments.
Unfortunately, avoiding the dentist only makes things worse since the deterioration of the teeth that follows makes people embarrassed about seeking treatment. It can be hard to admit to yourself — and even harder to show the dentist — how much the quality of your smile has decreased. Once again, this could prevent you from seeking out the dental care you need — and the downward spiral continues.
However, the reality is that there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Even if you have severe cavities, gum disease, broken or missing teeth or other major issues, these problems can all be successfully treated. The important thing is that you reach out to an understanding dentist like Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne and start the process. What you will find is a totally supportive dental practice that utilizes the latest advancements in the field to make your visits easier than you ever believed was possible.
If any of the above concerns have caused you stress or kept you from sleeping the night before an appointment, we understand. As noted, these emotions are more common than you may think and the anxiety they produce is very real. Please don’t hesitate to discuss with our professional and compassionate Adult Dentistry team any fears or concerns you may have. We understand where you are coming from and we have solutions to offer.
One of the best of options for patients who experience anxiety is sedation dentistry. This safe and effective treatment breakthrough ensures that our patients remain completely comfortable during their procedures. We use oral sedation here at Adult Dentistry, which means that you are conscious throughout your visit and can respond to requests but are also totally relaxed. We will be happy to discuss this option with you and answer any questions you may have. Sedation is used by people for every kind of procedure.
Book your free consultation
If you have dental anxiety and are considering becoming an Adult Dentistry patient, we strongly encourage you to book a consultation appointment to discuss your needs and wishes. Together we can create a treatment plan that will give you the brilliant smile you’re looking for. For many people, understanding the entire process in advance removes the fear of the unknown and eliminates a great deal of the stress from the outset. Knowing what to expect and coming to the appointment prepared will help you feel more in control.
Our goal is to treat every patient with dignity and respect while providing the highest quality of dental care. We will gladly answer any questions or address any concerns you may have along the way, as we strive to be your life-long dental practice. We look forward to seeing you soon.
To learn more about sedation dentistry, schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Harrell. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to make your appointment. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your sedation dentistry treatment is complete.