Fear of visiting the dentist is a real thing (so real, that it keeps many people away from getting their teeth and gums regularly cleaned). Facilitating a comfortable environment for our patients is one of our top priorities.
One of the ways in which we are able to do this is by offering sedation dentistry. Here are some of the benefits of offering the most comfortable place for patients:
The first, and arguably the most important for the anxious population, is dental sedation. Preventing pain is first and foremost on that list, but the concerns of fearful dental patients go beyond that. Fear and anxiety are very uncomfortable to experience. Actually being in a dental chair increases patients’ dread tremendously, and the anticipation of any procedure can ratchet up anxiety to extreme levels. That’s why an option for oral dental sedation can be very reassuring for many patients.
Knowledge is relief
One way to think of anxiety is “You don’t know what’s going to happen, and not knowing bothers you.” More and more dentists are taking a “let’s demystify this” approach to dental procedures. Understanding exactly what will happen while they’re in the chair is comforting for many people; for others, it’s an invitation to panic. A flexible approach is needed here. The vast majority of patients will tell you, if asked, whether they want to know the various steps involved in their care.
For fearful patients, knowing that they control the pace of events is a great help. When people feel out of control, anxiety and fear can feed on themselves in an escalating cycle.’ (Colin Receveur, dentistryiq.com)
At Palladium Dental your Kanata dental professional we pride ourselves on offering a safe and comfortable environment. Read more about our services and schedule a free consultation today!