With Halloween approaching, people look for ways to scare themselves in a safe way. Scary movies are more likely to be released at this time of year. Kids and adults will dress in “scary” costumes. “Haunted” houses will pop up as well.
People do these things for fun and entertainment. When you go to a scary movie or a haunted house, you know that no one is there to hurt her, even if you may get startled sometimes.
Dental anxiety or fear of the dentist is something very different. This can have an impact on your oral and overall health, and it’s not something that comes or goes depending on the time of year.
If you get nervous thinking about getting a cleaning, then we encourage you to visit one of our Laredo, TX dentist offices. Our team at Davenport Dental Group has been working with anxious patients for years. Together, we are confident we can help you feel more comfortable get the services you need.
Make Your Comfort A Priority
Every patient deserves peace of mind when visiting the dentist. That is a big part of why we offer comfort amenities at our office. We have seen that addressing your physical comfort can affect how you feel mentally and emotionally during your visit.
It’s why we have invested in advanced technology. This makes dental care more effective and efficient and less painful as well.
You may like knowing that we have televisions in our patient rooms. This means you can focus your attention on a television show instead of what we are doing. To further help you block out what’s happening, you can borrow a pair of our wireless headphones. This lets you listen to music or a podcast instead of the sounds of dental work being done.
At a more basic level, we also are happy to provide you with a blanket, pillow, or both, so you can feel cozy during your appointment.
Before you plan an appointment with us, we would like you to know that dental anxiety is not something that will just disappear in a single visit. However, getting to know our team and learning what to expect at our offices can make each appointment easier to handle.
Support For Your First Step
Scheduling your first dental checkup in years or even decades can be difficult. Sedation dentistry can make it easier for you. Sedation is an invaluable option for our patients, and it’s helped many people restore and maintain their oral health.
You may want to consider dental sedation if you:
- Have concerns about treatment being painful
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Have difficulty with anesthetic
Inhaled sedation, a.k.a. laughing gas, can let you experience pain-free and worry-free dental visits. It works fast and it wears off in minutes, too. This way you can get in and out of the chair to receive a cleaning or other care.
We’ve watched how sedation has helped countless individuals enjoy healthy smiles. It may be just what you need, too.
Talk To Us About Your Concerns
At Davenport Dental Group, we want everyone to have good oral health and attractive smiles. That’s more likely to happen if you make regular visits with us.
Our approach can help you defeat dental anxiety, just as it’s helped many others in and around Laredo, TX. Your first step is contacting us. Fill out our online form or call either of our locations. Reach Junction Drive at 956-242-6745 or Winfield at 956-517-2695.