SOLUTIONS FOR OVERCOMING DENTAL FEAR
Londonderry, NH dental specialists can help you get the care you need.
DENTAL ANXIETY IS NOT UNCOMMON
In fact, some studies show that up to 75% of Americans experience some level of dental related fear and 20% avoid dental care because of it. If you have a fear of dental work, we want you to know that making you feel comfortable and safe at our office is our first priority.
DENTAL ANXIETY VS. DENTAL PHOBIA
Dental anxieties and phobias present themselves in a wide variety of ways, and specific fears vary from person to person. Dental anxiety may be mild to moderate, and it often takes the form of a general sense of worry and apprehension when a patient is thinking about an upcoming procedure. Dental phobia is a more intense experience in which patients feel an overwhelming, irrational fear of dental work. This can sometimes cause them to avoid care all together.
WE CAN HELP!
Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our office is committed to making sure that your visit is as comfortable, quick and easy as possible. There are many solutions for dental anxiety, and we are ready to help.
Here are a few popular methods for easing anxiety in the dental office:
Informing us as to what you are afraid of is a great place to start. Often, we can quell a fear simply by giving you correct or updated information. We will always keep you informed before, during and after your procedure, making sure that you understand what is going on and why we are doing it.
Many patients find it helpful to practice controlled breathing or to find distraction inside the room.
Listening to Music:
With most procedures, the use of personal headphones and music is allowed. This is a great way to keep calm and pass time while in the chair.
Depending on the nature of your procedure, various types of sedation may be available to you, including oral sedation.
ANUTRA BUFFERED LOCAL ANESTHETIC DELIVERY SYSTEM
We are proud to offer the latest, most comfortable, reliable and efficient local anesthetic available today at Gordon Geick DMD: the Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System. This precisely buffered anesthetic is twice as likely to numb an area and has a much faster onset than standard systems. The administration is also quite comfortable due to the ph of the solution, matching your body, causing little to no discomfort.
Let us know if you would like to take a short break during your treatment, by signaling with your left hand.
Oral health is important for the health of your whole body. Don’t let fear stand in the way of good dental care! We can help you get the care that you need. Call Today to make an appointment. Gordon F. Geick, DMD Phone Number 603-432-2961