If She Can Do It, So Can You!
When I meet with patients who haven’t been to the dentist in a while, they all seem to have the same few reasons: They’re embarrassed, they worry that they’ll be judged, they are fearful or anxious about treatment, or they know that their teeth are a mess and they dread learning just how bad it is. That is completely understandable, but it doesn’t change the fact that — for the good of their overall health — they still need to go to the dentist. The good news is that, once they get past their apprehensions, they agree that it wasn’t as bad as they thought it would be and that, ultimately, they’re happy they finally committed to their dental health. My patient Kathy for example, hadn’t been to the dentist in 10 years when she came to me in 2010; the longer she put off dental care, the worse her situation got. How was I able to help Kathy through her treatments?
Work Zone Ahead
Name a dental problem and Kathy had it. She needed to have fillings replaced, she was missing teeth, and because she hadn’t seen the inside of a treatment room in a decade, her first cleaning and exam was arduous and lengthy. Like many people, she was leery about treatment, but knew that it was necessary.
I’ll let Kathy tell the rest of her story, but here is what I can promise you (or anyone you know who has shared her concerns): No matter how much work needs to be done, when you enter my office, you are entering a judgement-free zone. Not only will we not judge you, we will go out of our way to make you comfortable. In Kathy’s case, one of the things that quelled her concerns was being able to work with the same dental assistant for every treatment; because Ann knew everything there was to know about Kathy’s condition and particular worries, Kathy knew she was in good hands. When fear or anxiety are greater than your interest in healthy teeth, we offer sedation dentistry.
No Excuses Necessary
While I can’t promise that your experience will be all rainbows and unicorns, I can promise that our team will do everything possible to make it as pleasant as possible. Now — no more excuses! When you’re ready to take a deep breath and dive in, contact our office and schedule an appointment. We look forward to changing your smile, your relationship with dentistry, and your life!