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Dental Anxiety? We Understand And We Can Help

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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE MAJORITY OF US experience SOME level of dental anxiety? As much as 80%, in fact. Despite our best efforts we know that there’s something that feels inherently vulnerable about lying back in a chair while we examine your mouth. We’ve been patients too.

Communication Can Make You More Comfortable

We want you to feel confident during your visits with us. We believe that one key is open communication between our team and you—our valued patient! Whether you’re extremely nervous during dental appointments, or just slightly uncomfortable, communication helps. However, it’s hard to know exactly how, or what, to communicate sometimes.

If you’d really like to explore the reasons you feel nervous about dental visits, here’s a handy questionnaire developed by J.H. Clarke and S. Rustvold at the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. If you’d like, look over the first four questions and let us know where you fall on the scale. It’s a simple way to tell us how you’re feeling.

We Offer Sedation Dentistry

Not visiting the dentist actually jeopardizes your dental state and your overall health. But the good news is that Ginger Price DDS is a sedation dentist, so you no longer need to postpone any regular checkups, repair, construction, dental implants, or your brand-new smile, because she can provide you with any cosmetic dental treatments that are not only tolerable, but also comfortable.

Sedation dentistry involves a few different tiers of sedation to help reduce any anxiety you, the dental patient, might feel while you are still alert. This means that you will be able to respond verbally and physically to your cosmetic dentist while remaining in a relaxed state.

Is Your Appointment Coming Up?

Check out the video below outlining a routine check-up. It could help get you in the right mindset:

Simple Understanding Can Make A Huge Difference

Once we understand a little bit about your triggers and your reaction to dental-related situations, we can do a lot to make you feel comfortable. It is great to see that our anxious patients are able to receive the treatment they have been avoiding for years due to their high anxiety level.

Some techniques we use include:

  • Taking adequate time so you don’t feel rushed or harried.
  • Carefully explaining everything before we do it.
  • Establishing signals so that you can let us know if you need a break.
  • We also provide noise canceling headphones, music, pillow and comfy blanket for your treatment.

 

Do you know someone else who suffers from severe dental anxiety? Is it compromising their health? Have them give us a call. We can help.

Thanks for your trust in our practice!

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If you are seeking a family cosmetic dentist, we are a popular choice for residents living in the Arizona areas of Biltmore, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Anthem, Mesa, Apache Junction, Tempe, Queen Creek, Carefree, Cave Creek, Flagstaff, Payson, Prescott, Tucson, Casa Grande, Gilbert, Chandler, and Fountain Hills.

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