Learn How To Manage Your Dental Anxiety
You may know someone who avoids going to the dentist. For that matter, you may even be one of them.
According to some experts, half or more of all Americans experience some degree of dental anxiety. For as many as 1 in 7 people, that fear can prevent them from getting the oral care they need.
At LakeCrest Dental, we want to help you or someone you love learn to manage those feelings. We want to show you that dental care can be comfortable and stress-free. To experience this for yourself, start by calling 918-921-9583 if you live in or near Claremore, OK. We are happy to answer your questions about our approach to patient care.
Easing Back Into Dental Care
Fear of the dentist can happen at any age, and once those thoughts exist, they can be difficult to overcome. For many people, the hardest part is scheduling and then showing up for their appointment. We have seen multiple times that once they do sit in one of our chairs, they have an easier time making follow-up appointments.
We aren’t saying your anxiety will disappear the first time you get a cleaning at our office. However, we are confident that you can learn the manage those feelings. With each visit, it can get a little easier for you.
How We Can Help
At LakeCrest Dental, we set up our office with our patients’ comfort in mind. From what our patients have told us, the amenities we provide — only with the compassion they feel from our team — makes their visits easier to handle. Some have even told us they enjoy coming to the dentist now!
Some of the amenities are small, but they have made a big difference for many of our patients. In fact, they are the reason so many people keep coming back to see us.
If you are feeling stressed, ask us for a stress ball. Having one to squeeze can be more beneficial than you may realize. You also can borrow one of our blankets to help you feel cozy and warm.
Several patients have told us they appreciate the natural light from the big windows at our office. You also may enjoy looking at our garden, where you may see pigeons and turtles. Kids love them (and so do many adults).
For patients with more severe anxiety, it may take more than a blanket and some amusing animals to come to the dentist. For them, we are happy to offer dental sedation.
We actually offer three levels of sedation at our Claremore, OK office. Laughing gas, or inhaled sedation, is a fast and effective way to help you feel calm and to block pain. Oral sedation is a stronger form of sedation, and its effects can last for a few hours.
We also offer IV sedation, which is uncommon among most dental practices. We have completed the training, so we can offer this highest level of sedation for patients undergoing complex procedures in our office.
Experience Our Unique Office
If you haven’t visited the dentist in a while due to dental anxiety, let us help you return. You deserve a healthy smile, and you deserve to be treated where your concerns matter.
Call LakeCrest Dental in Claremore, OK today at 918-921-9583 or fill out our online form for more information, so you can decide if you want to make an appointment with us. We hope to hear from you soon.