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How To Relax Your Fear Of The Dentist [BLOG]

Relieving Dental Anxiety 2 - Royal Oak, MI | North Oaks Dental

If you ever have a bad experience in the dental chair, that could contribute to a lifelong fear of the dentist, which won’t be good for your smile or your overall health. That’s why we want you to be completely at ease and totally comfortable each and every time you visit North Oaks Dental. And if you already have issues from earlier in life, we’re currently relieving dental anxiety with state-of-the-art technology and a highly-trained compassionate staff. Keep reading to hear more about it and then Give us a call right away at 248-712-1522.  

The Risks

Dental anxiety is something that can come between you and your continued well-being, mainly because it keeps you from coming around to get the care you need and deserve. You see, we typically schedule routine dental cleanings and oral exams roughly six months apart so that we can monitor the health of the teeth and gums for signs of emerging trouble. 

For example, if there is an infection present in the mouth, it’s better to find that out when it is possible to treat conservatively. Gum disease can advance to the point that it can cause teeth to fall out. As you can imagine, this and other problems like it can be extremely painful and costly to clean up later on.

Disease and decay are only the beginning of the potential problems that could arise in your mouth. Take oral cancer. It is easily treatable early on, but it could cut your life short if it is never addressed. That’s why it is never a good idea to let fear of the dentist take over.

The Facts

We are always ready to talk through your options whenever there is a problem. Plus, we’ll listen carefully to your concerns. Beyond that, we can take concrete steps to help you work through any anxity to get the care you need at any given time. 

One of the easiest ways to treat dental anxiety is with dental sedation. We offer oral sedation in pill form, laughing gas, and even IV sedation. We also have relaxing music. We’ll let you take a pair of our headphones and plug into our online music selection, or you can opt to bring your own tunes. That way you can get lost in the music while we get to work on your smile. Lastly, our private operatories and warm blankets will ease your mind and ensure your comfort throughout your procedure. Doesn’t that sound nice?

The Phone Call

Your fear of the dentist is not something we will take personally. But we will take it seriously! We are here to help you in any way we can, because we know what a difference routine dental care can make in a person’s life. To get started soon, call our Royal Oak dentist’s office at 248-712-1522 or fill out our online form.

 

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