December 1, 2016
Did you know that by some estimates more than 130 million people in this country suffer from some level of dental anxiety?
If you’re one of those people who dreads the idea of a trip to the dentist office, we have good news! At Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX, we’re committed to helping our patients remain relaxed and comfortable during every dental procedure. We offer a range of comfort options in our practice to help you feel at ease. And our dental sedation is just the thing to help turn something you dread into a comfortable experience. You may well be asking yourself, “What was I so worried about?” after your appointment.
About Dental Anxiety
There are many reasons why people might feel anxious or even fearful about seeing the dentist. For some people, it’s a previous bad experience in the dental chair. Others have an understandable fear of pain. For some, the entire idea of sitting in a dental chair with strangers nearby is uncomfortable.
That discomfort with seeing the dentist can lead people to not getting the dental care they need. This neglect can cause more extensive and more serious problems down the road.
At Davenport Dental Group, we understand dental anxiety, and we don’t judge anyone because they’re uncomfortable with dentist visits or embarrassed by the state of their mouth. Our entire focus is giving you the expert dental care you need no matter how long ago your last dental appointment was. Our warm, caring dentists and staff create a “judgment-free zone” where your welfare is the only important thing.
Your surroundings can influence your mood, and we’ve taken care to make our office as warm, welcoming, and comfortable as possible. We offer televisions in our private operatories so that you can catch up on your favorite show. We’ve invested in advanced technology to allow us to deliver superior results in the shortest possible time. And our caring and compassionate staff remains focused on you during any procedure.
Many people fear pain, and that’s completely understandable. We’ll make sure that the area of your mouth that we’re going to focus on is completely numb before we begin any work.
For people whose dental anxiety goes beyond pain, nitrous oxide sedation is a great option. You wear a comfortable nosepiece before and during your procedure that delivers a mixture of nitrous oxide gas and air. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas, helps keep you calm and relaxed. Some people get giddy, which is where the term “laughing gas” comes from. We can adjust the flow of gas to the level you need, which means you can get needed dental care without feeling anxious or fearful.
Nitrous oxide has been safely used for decades, so you needn’t worry. And, the effects wear off very quickly. You’ll be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.
We Can Help You Overcome Your Dental Anxiety
Don’t let your anxiety keep you from having a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. All of us at Davenport Dental Group look forward to showing you how relaxed and comfortable your dental visits can be in our warm, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere.