If you have dental anxiety or dental phobia, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a nervousness or stress that you may feel about going to the dentist. Dental phobia is a more serious than anxiety and leaves the person unreasonably terrified. At Emergency Dental we can help!
Those with dental anxiety or dental phobia often anticipate the visit will be painful. This fear may be based off previous negative dental experiences. This fear lets small problems develop into larger and more expensive problems. Those with poorer oral health tend to have poorer general health and quality of life as a result. In addition there is the emotional cost that can accompany it, such as not smiling because you don’t want others to see your teeth. We are here to help stop this cycle. Our dentists believe in helping patients through any fear or anxiety by using a compassionate and calming demeanor and a gentle touch. We compiled some information and points of action to help.
Communicating your fear to your practitioner is the first step. Talking beforehand will allow them to adapt treatment to meet your needs. You can also establish hand signals to communicate when you are uncomfortable.
In addition to the local anesthetic to numb the pain, Emergency Dental offers oral sedatives, such as Valium, and nitrous oxide to manage anxiety. You can discuss prior to your appointment if this is an option you would like to try.
Many people fear the cost associated with dental care. If you don’t have dental insurance or don’t know how you’re going to pay for it, that’s okay. We offer dental care financing options and payment plans to help you get the relief you need, fast. Our flexible office hours makes it easy to schedule an appointment. Compared to after hours care costs associated with general dentists, we do not have any additional fees or surcharges to be seen on weekends or even holidays. Our offices have the same competitive rates everyday.
We believe our track record speaks best for us. Read some of the feedback we have had from our patients:
- “Late on a Saturday afternoon, I walked in, staggering, delirious from pain and in tears. Within TEN minutes they had explained my paperwork and had a syringe in my mouth to kill the pain. On the spot I got a root canal and it was literally painless.” Allison
- “I’m so impressed with the dentist and staff. I was in and out and everything I feared quickly disappeared. I really appreciate the kindness.” Syrenia
- “Went in on a Saturday evening with an abscess. Tooth was in bad shape. Was taken care of quickly. The dentist was nice and gentle on my mouth. I would recommend him and his staff.” Mary
Living your life in pain and fear is no way to live. Contact Emergency Dental today to find out how we can help you!