When it comes to visiting your dentist, you may not feel excited at first. These days, it’s hard to find someone who actually enjoys getting their teeth cleaned or receiving an oral exam. Some patients are so resistant, that they avoid scheduling a dental appointment altogether, which is easily one of the most detrimental decisions you can make.
Your idea of fun may not be going to the dentist, but there are ways to make your appointment more enjoyable. By communicating with your dentist, taking advantage of the amenities available and discussing your sedation options, you will feel at ease receiving the care you need.
The Importance of Being Honest with Your Dentist
Your oral health impacts more than just your teeth. Depending on the dental issues you experience, it’s possible for decay and infection to spread beyond your mouth and into the rest of your body. It’s important that you pay attention to any symptoms you may be experiencing and explain them to your dentist. Doing so will ensure that you receive precise and productive treatment.
Without communicating to your dentist, they will never know about the concerns you have about your smile. Not only will they not be able to improve the health of your teeth, but your appearance may suffer as a result, especially if you have one or more cosmetic issues that you would like addressed.
By visiting your dentist regularly, you establish trust while receiving the care that you need. Your teeth and gums will remain healthy as a result, and you will gradually start to feel more comfortable expressing your concerns. The more you communicate, the easier it is to resolve dental issues.
Use Your Dentist’s Amenities
Even if you are communicating with your dentist, you may still feel uneasy about your dental cleaning and examination. Most dentists understand the importance of creating a welcoming atmosphere for their patients and have designed their offices to address any anxiety that they may feel.
Dr. Sutter provides Wi-Fi, DIRECTV, headphones, neck wraps and more for your peace of mind. The goal is to help you feel confident and comfortable coming in for an appointment, and Dr. Sutter helps you feel that way by accommodating her patients’ needs.
How Dental Sedation Can Help
Some patients are absolutely fearful of the dentist and experience severe anxiety at the mere thought of a dental cleaning. Due to bad experiences in the past, many patients dread the sound of a dental drill or cannot tolerate the feeling of a dental pick.
As scared as you may be, it’s still essential that you take care of your teeth and gums. To help you feel more at ease when visiting the dentist, you may be a candidate for sedation. Both nitrous oxide and oral sedation can eliminate your fear and help you address problems with your smile. Dental sedation is an excellent choice for patients who otherwise would avoid scheduling an appointment with their dentist.
Call Today to Learn More!
Your dental appointment can be enjoyable if you communicate and take advantage of the several amenities and treatments our office has to offer. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 630-232-6334 today.