Your dental appointments shouldn’t be so stressful and scary that you’re up tossing and turning the night before, dreading every possible disaster that may befall you while you’re in the dental chair.
Yet, dental anxiety is one of the most common reasons people don’t have good oral health. Fear is powerful enough to control you to the point where you can’t bring yourself to the dentist at all.
And that’s only going to make things worse in the long run.
Your friends at Northwest Dental Group are here to help you take control of your oral health out of the grip of dental fear and put that control back into your hands.
Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Hurt Your Smile
Whether it’s fear of pain, a sensitive gag reflex, or traumatic memories from past dental experiences, we know how powerful dental anxiety can be. It is like a nagging voice in your head that tells you skipping those routine hygiene appointments is no big deal, and eventually, that voice is louder than reason and your better judgment.
But that fear is deceptive because all it forces you to do is avoid the dentist and allow the riskiest dental problems to take hold inside your mouth, threats like tooth decay, cavities, damaged tooth enamel, oral infections, and worst of all, gum disease.
How To Regain Control Of Your Oral Health
Overcoming dental anxiety is a marathon, not a sprint.
It takes time to ease back into routine dental care, and we have a few strategies for helping you do that.
First, we go out of our way to make you feel welcome, supported, and safe. Listening to your cares and concerns, answering your questions, thoroughly explaining any recommended treatment plan, and offering various comfort amenities will go a long way in making you feel more at ease during your appointments.
Next, you can try one of our three dental sedation options. When we know more about your particular fears and triggers about treatment, we can match your level of anxiety with the most appropriate and beneficial sedation technique so you feel completely relaxed during your procedure.
Over time, these strategies will help you build confidence so that one day, you’re on the other side of dental anxiety and can make routine care an easy part of your lifestyle.
Calling Us Is The First Step!
We will be there every step of the way to help you through this journey, starting with your first phone call to our Rochester dental practice.
Let one of our friendly staff members know about your fears and concerns, and we will arrange your first appointment where you will have a chance to meet our team and get acquainted with our office and all the services we offer.
We will talk to you specifically about your needs and how we can make you feel more comfortable.
Take that first step and call Northwest Dental Group today at (507) 203-2332 to schedule a stress-free appointment in Rochester, MN.