Dispel Your Dental Anxiety [BLOG]
If you feel some level of dental anxiety or are downright terrified of visiting the dentist, it’s OK. In fact, you have a lot of company. Millions of Americans wrestle with this issue and it is estimated that 1 in 5 are so fearful that they will avoid dental care outright unless it is absolutely unavoidable.
Here at Overmeyer Family Dental, we practice patient-centered dentistry. As such, we understand that there are countless reasons why you may feel fearful about receiving the high-quality dental care you deserve. We won’t take it personally, but we will take it seriously!
We don’t expect that fear to disappear the first time you walk through the doors of our cozy Orlando, FL office. Learning to manage your dental anxiety is a process. It takes patience and a willingness to take one step at a time.
The good news is that our caring and compassionate team is ready and willing to make that transformative journey with you. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to give us a call at (407) 871-3143 to discuss scheduling your next appointment.
Let’s Work Together
One simple step that can help you get started on the path of restoring your oral health is having a consultation with one of our friendly dentists. This will give you an opportunity to visit our office without the stress of enduring a cleaning, examination, or other procedure.
This provides a great opportunity for sharing what makes you feel uneasy about dental care. You may have had a bad experience with another dentist who lectured you because of a particular oral health issue. You may have had a painful dental treatment because that dentist had not invested in modern dental tools and technology. Or it could be that your gag reflex is in high-gear and you just feel uncomfortable with people doing work in your mouth.
All of these concerns are easily addressed. And we have a secret weapon in relaxation dentistry services (aka sedation dentistry).
Relaxation Dentistry Will Take The Edge Off
Laughing gas is a very basic yet extremely effective dental sedation option. All you have to do is breathe in the gas through a mask to begin to feel its effects. It works quickly, and it leaves you feeling calm and relaxed. This is a great option for many patients, and many patients feel normal again within minutes when we turn off and remove the gas at the end of their procedures. You can even drive home afterward.
If you are prone to a deeper form of dental anxiety, we can take it further with oral sedation. This involves taking a prescribed pill ahead of arriving for your appointment. The effects are heavier and you may not remember much about your procedure. Plus, you won’t be in any condition to drive yourself anywhere!
You Make The Call!
We hope you have been inspired to get your smile back on track. All you have to do to get started is call Overmeyer Family Dental in Orlando, FL today at 407-603-3839 or fill out our online form to request an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find a way to work through your dental anxiety this summer and beyond.