You can’t sleep.
Your heart is racing.
You are worried. Why?
You have an appointment to see the dentist tomorrow!
Wait, can you cancel? Or call in sick to “reschedule”? Maybe you should just skip it entirely?
If you — or someone you care about — can relate to those feelings, this blog is for you. Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans. It’s OK if you feel this way, too. We also want you to know that we can help you, just as we have helped many people who we are now happy to call our patients.
At A Perfect Smile, you can receive pain-free, worry-free dental care from compassionate professionals. To learn more, call (207) 536-3508 to make an appointment at our dentist office in Falmouth, ME.
Easing Your Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are things that everyone faces. For some people, that stress comes from social situations, preparing for a test, or getting ready for a job interview.
And for many people, going to the dentist makes them feel uneasy.
We understand. You might have had a bad experience at another dentist when you were younger. You may have heard horror stories from someone else about their own dentist. Or you may have seen how dentists are portrayed on television and in movies. (We aren’t like that, we promise.)
Our first priority when you come to our office is to help you feel comfortable. This will make it easier for you to have a cleaning or some other dental procedure.
Our dentist, Dr. Robert Nelson, has learned breathing techniques from practicing yoga that can help you calm your nerves.
We offer creature comforts to help our patients feel cozy as well. We will be happy to provide you with a neck wrap and a choice of refreshments (including fresh baked cookies). We’ll even put one of your favorite shows on one of our televisions to give you a distraction as well.
And if ever have a question or feel like you want to take a break, we’ll be happy to help. Our goal is to make your dental care as easy as possible.
You are in control, and by working with you, we can make it easier for you to keep coming back for routine preventive care.
Pain-Free Dental Care
Pain may be the most common reason people tell us that they are worried about going to the dentist. That’s reasonable and understandable.
It’s also something we take incredibly seriously at A Perfect Smile.
We have been trained in advanced techniques to deliver anesthetic as gently as possible. We also use advanced technology to make dental care easier to handle.
We use lasers and intraoral cameras to detect cavities. We also use ultrasonic tools, which are quieter and more comfortable than the dental tools you may be expecting.
Keeping your mouth healthy doesn’t have to be painful, and we will do our part to make your dental care as painless as possible.
For patients who are suffering from severe dental anxiety, we have another option that could be right for you. We can prescribe a single dose of anti-anxiety medication to take prior to your appointment.
This will put your mind at ease and help you remain pain-free throughout your cleaning or other treatment.
Get To Know Us
Finding a dentist office where you feel like people care about you, listen to your concerns, and want to get to know you may be more important than anything else we’ve mentioned so far. That’s exactly what you’ll find at our Falmouth, ME office.
If it’s been a while since your last dental visit, we invite you to get to know our team. Call (207) 536-3508 or contact us online to ask us any questions you may have. When you are ready, we’ll be happy to schedule your appointment.
We hope to hear from you soon!