Imagine it’s Halloween night. You are enjoying seeing the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins walking the streets.
But then, you see something that genuinely scares you … someone dressed as … a dentist!
OK, hopefully, the sight of a child dressed as a dentist won’t cause you to feel dental anxiety. Nevertheless, we know this is a real fear that affects millions of people. For some, this is so strong that it prevents them from getting even basic oral care.
At McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry, we have helped many people in and around Charlotte, NC learn to manage and even overcome their fear of the dentist. This isn’t something that happens overnight or with a single visit. Yet, you can reduce your anxious feelings a little bit each time you come to us for care.
To understand what we mean, call 704-766-8662 today to make an appointment with our caring and compassionate team.
Causes Of Dental Fear
If our decades of experience have taught us anything, it’s that no two patients are exactly alike. Even so, many people develop anxiety about dental visits for similar reasons. You may recognize one or more of these concerns:
- You had a bad experience as a child.
- You worry that the dentist will be judgmental if there is a problem.
- You fear that dental care will be painful.
- You worry that you might gag during your appointment.
These aren’t the only reasons you may have developed a fear of the dentist, and you may have multiple reasons for feeling the way that you do.
If there is good news, it’s that we have designed our practice with our patients’ physical and emotional comfort in mind. We know that you are more likely to get the care you need and deserve if you are relaxed when you come to our office.
Keeping You Comfortable
What does it take to be comfortable at a dentist office? It starts with the people who are there to care for you. Our team will do everything we can to help you relax during your visits with us.
This starts with listening to your concerns and answering your questions. We won’t judge you based on the condition of your teeth. Instead, we’ll work with you to find solutions that work for you.
For patients who are fearful, dental sedation can be invaluable. This is a tool that can ease your mind, block pain, and help you get through cleanings and more complex procedures. Inhaled sedation (laughing gas) has a long track record of being a fast and effective way to ease patients back into the dental chair.
If there are things we can do that will help you feel more comfortable, please let us know.
Work With Us
At McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry, we don’t just treat teeth. We care for people, and we would be happy to care for you and the people you love. To learn more about how we help patients defeat their dental anxiety, start by contacting us online or by calling 704-766-8662.