You Can Cope With Your Dental Anxiety
Halloween is a time when many people face their fears but in a fun way. People will put on “scary” costumes and pretend to be monsters, vampires, ghosts, and ghouls. Maybe you’ll go to a scary movie or visit a haunted house, but you know those events are meant as a form of entertainment.
For people who have dental anxiety or even fear of the dentist, getting their teeth cleaned can be complicated. You may be among the millions of Americans (as many as 1 in 7 people) who avoid going to the dentist because of your nervousness.
At Oakmont Advanced Dentistry, we put all of our training, technology, and experience to work for the benefit of our patients. We work hard to make your visits as pleasant as they can be at our Oakmont, PA dentist office.
Call 412-828-3311 to learn more about us. Then decide if you would like to make an appointment with us.
The First Step Is A Big One
Many times when people talk about overcoming fears, they describe as conquering something. In reality, it’s more like climbing a mountain. You have to take it one step at a time. You also may try more than once before you get where you want to be.
But every time you try, you are more prepared for the next time.
When a patient comes to us who hasn’t been to the dentist in years, we want to understand what they are worried about. For some people, it’s fear that their visit will be painful. For others, it’s a worry about being judged because of how another dentist criticized them. Maybe you recall a movie or TV show that portrayed dentists in a bad light.
Whatever your reason, we want to help make routine dental care easier for you. We know that this offers some big benefits for your oral and your overall health:
- Repair damaged or decayed teeth
- Maintain your healthy mouth
- Make improvements to your smile with cosmetic care
- Restore your confidence in your smile
Again, you should know the dental fear doesn’t go away overnight. As you get to know us, however, you may find (as many others have) that making your next appointment gets a little easier each time.
How We Can Help
At our office, we looked at dental care from a number of angles. We offer appointments as early as 7:30 a.m. and as late as 8 p.m., so you can find a time that works with your schedule.
We offer private treatment rooms, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about other people seeing you.
And to help you relaxed we offer to forms of dental sedation. Inhaled sedation (laughing gas) works quickly to put your mind at ease and to prevent you from feeling pain. Oral sedation is stronger and lasts longer, so you can reach a deep level of relaxation.
Work With Us
We can’t change your past, but we can help you see how different modern dentistry can be. Together, we believe you can learn to manage your dental anxiety. To start your journey, call Oakmont Advanced Dentistry at 412-828-3311 or fill out our online form.