If dental appointments make you anxious, you should make your feelings known to the dentist and dental hygienist, who can help you overcome your anxiety. A fuller explanation of the procedure at hand often helps patients know what to expect and prepare for any mild discomfort that they may feel. Topical and injected anesthetics make pain a non-issue; however, simply the thought of experiencing pain arouses such anxiety that patients feel a bit overwhelmed. Recent research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association shows that the urge to gag that many patients experience is often founded in fear. Once patient worries are properly addressed with reassurance, soothing music, and/or medication in some cases, dental appointments become worry-free.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs and plans to eliminate anxiety. At DISTINCTIVE SMILES OF DUBLIN, we encourage you to talk to us about your dental health. Preventing dental disease is less costly and more rewarding than correcting the problem. We will show you how to care for your teeth. We’re located at 5142 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, where we provide quality, personal dental care in a comfortable, immaculate, professional environment. Please call 614.792.1800 to schedule an appointment. Let us help you bring out that natural smile. Creating Healthy Beautiful Smiles.
P.S. It is the pain that occurs before treatment that makes root-canal therapy so uncomfortable. Most patients report that the root-canal procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed.