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Even Tough Guys Get Dental Anxiety

August 4, 2010

Filed under: Dental Phobia — admin @ 9:57 am

Thanks to sedation dentistry, even tough guys can get to the dentist and get the proper dental care they need.

Here are various ways the staff at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design help those who experience dental phobia.

Please call our office at 719.599.0700 for your appointment.

Dr. Haynes
What really makes Aesthetic Dentistry by Design different is our commitment to building relationships with patients so we can understand our patients’ fears and concerns. We listen to you and do our best to create positive experiences. We inform patients every step of the way and welcome questions. The office environment is relaxing so it doesn’t look, feel or smell like a dental office. We have paraffin wax for a nice warm relaxing feeling on your hands while you are visiting us. We have comfortable chairs and pillows. Most patients are relaxed by watching a movie during treatment with Bose noise canceling headphones so that annoying drill isn’t heard! For patients that need extra help relaxing, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation as safe, effective methods for comfortable treatment.

Dr. Gasper
Oral sedation is a way for people with dental phobias to reduce anxiety and fear while having the necessary and elective dentistry that they need or desire. We offer IV sedation to our patients who desire a deeper stage of relaxation.  Nitrous oxide is available as the mildest form of relaxation available for adults and also for children.

I understand the fear.  We want you comfortable. “Baby steps – a little at a time.”

Please let one of our staff members know about any dental phobias you have ahead of time. We will make their visit as comfortable and as relaxing as possible. We can provide paraffin hand wax treatments, a movie with Bose headsets, nitrous gas, and if needed (in extreme cases) Dr. Gasper can also prescribe an anti-anxiety med before the appt.

We understand your fear and we will talk to you and help you relax.

Encourage them that they are not the only ones who feel that way and tell them we will take it slow. I also give them the options of Halcion, N2O or IV Sedation to help relax them.

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