If you are afraid of your dentist, you are not alone. Far from it! At Durham Dental Group, we encounter many nervous dental patients.
Millions of adult Americans worry about going to the dentist. For some it’s so bad, they end up cancelling their appointments or don’t make them to begein with. This is a bad strategy, because it puts their dental health at risk. How do we calm their fears, provide a comfortable dental environment, and earn lifelong patients?
1) We carefully explain the findings of the initial dental examination and thoroughly outline any recommended care. The consultation also includes a discussion about pain control. This allows our patients to make informed decisions about their oral health and necessary dental services.
2) We practice gentle, pain-free dentistry. Dental treatment will not begin until you are numb. Keep in mind, however, that every dentistry patient reacts to numbing agents and sedation medications differently.
Speak up promptly if you start to feel discomfort. We will pause treatment, give you an additional analgesic and wait until it takes effect. At Durham Dental Group, we never rush dental procedures.
3) We provide many in-office amenities that help our patients concentrate on something pleasant during dental treatment. Sometimes diversions such as listening to your favorite music provide a distraction while letting you remain clear-headed.
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