HOW DO YOU CALM NERVOUS PATIENTS LIKE ME?
We understand that visiting the dentist can be nerve-wracking, and we want to assure you that we are here to help you feel comfortable. We know that everyone has unique reasons for feeling anxious about dental visits, so it’s essential for us to get to know you and your concerns. To make your experience as stress-free as possible, we have created a relaxing atmosphere with comfortable chairs, soothing scents, and calming music. Our team of dental professionals is committed to active listening and building trust with you to ensure you have control over your treatment. We understand that feeling out of control can contribute to dental anxiety, so we move at your pace, and you can stop treatment at any time by raising your hand. We also believe in transparency and will communicate treatment options and needs during your visits.
We offer conscious sedation for our patients, which gradually relaxes you and ensures deep comfort throughout your treatment. This technique involves combining “happy air” sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen, which is safe and reversible for most patients. Our clinicians will discuss any minor contraindications with you beforehand. Additionally, we use guided meditation and calming music with alpha waves to create a soothing atmosphere and help you feel comfortable. You will remain awake throughout your treatment, and we will continually reassure you without using technical dental language. Our nurses are highly intuitive and usually don’t need to communicate with each other, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy the calming ambiance.
Our technique is a new approach to dentistry that offers a comfortable and relaxing experience for all patients. Even the most skilled and experienced dentists cannot guarantee a completely pain-free treatment because discomfort varies from person to person. Our approach involves using “happy gas” or nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen to induce a state of deep relaxation during treatment. A small nose piece allows normal breathing while giving the dentist full access to your mouth. Before the treatment, the clinician guides you through a meditation process to help you reach a “happy place” where you remain during the procedure. You can communicate with the dentist at all times, and the treatment is usually without discomfort or disorientation. Our technique is ideal for nervous patients, but recommended for everyone as it transforms a typically unpleasant experience into an enjoyable one. We invite you to visit us and experience this unique approach to dentistry firsthand.