Since Halloween is coming up soon, we have a question for you. What is the scariest thing you can think of?
Is it a monster, like a vampire or a werewolf? Is it a ghost or a mummy? Maybe it’s a villain from a movie or television show?
For many people, the thing that scares them the most is something very real, and it’s something we are very familiar with at our office. Fear of the dentist can make good oral care difficult for millions of people.
As much as we would like to help everyone overcome their dental fear, we have been able to help several people at our office in Fort Smith, AR. If you’ve been avoiding dental cleanings and exams, let our team at Dental Health Of Fianna help you ease back into the chair. Call 479-262-9101 today to make an appointment, or keep reading to learn more about how we approach patient care.
What You Can Expect
At our office, your comfort a point of emphasis for every member of our team. We do this in a variety of ways, but it starts with the compassionate care you can expect from our team.
If you have dental anxiety, please let us know. The better we understand your situation, the more we can do to make your visits easier to manage.
Many people have had bad experiences at the dentist when they were younger. This can linger in your mind for years and make you hesitant to return. Or maybe you saw a movie or television that didn’t exactly portray dentists in a positive light. Perhaps you had a judgmental dentist, who was overly critical of a small problem like a cavity or a gum infection.
Here’s what you should know about us. We aren’t going to judge you for the condition of your smile. Our goal is to help you have the healthiest mouth that you can, no matter where you are today. We are going to do everything in our power to help you relax. For many people, this starts with something as simple as a cozy blanket to keep you warm during your routine dental care. If you would like to listen to music, just let us know, so we can make that happen for you.
If we can do something to put your mind at ease, please let us know.
And we promise, our dental team is here to help (no matter what you may have seen on some movie or television show).
Choose Another Level Of Relaxation
We also have learned that some patients have a stronger fear of the dentist than others. Even so, we have things that can help you if you are one of them.
Sedation dentistry can make a huge difference in how you feel about your dental visits. For many people, laughing gas (inhaled sedation) can work wonders. This form of sedation dentistry takes effect quickly, so you can get the care you need.
By breathing in this gas, you can fall into a calm state in a matter of minutes. The gas has the added benefit of blocking pain, so you don’t need to be concerned if you need a restorative treatment, such as a dental filling.
As effective as laughing gas may be, patients with severe dental fear often prefer something stronger. We have that for you, too. Oral sedation is another simple but practice solution. By taking a dose of medication prior to your appointment, you can complete your procedure without any worries. Many people feel as though they have slept through their visit.
Please be aware that the effects of oral sedation can last for a few hours. Knowing this, you should arrange for someone else to drive you to and from your appointment if you choose this option.