For most of the patients, fear of the dentist is a real problem that prevents them from availing the services of a dentist regularly. This unreasonable fear can have an adverse impact on your oral health. Without regular preventive dental care, minor cavities, gum disease, or failing dental fillings can go undetected and untreated. This negligence may lead to more painful dental issues that might require significant intervention.
Comfort-based dentistry makes sure that all the patients leave happy, healthy, and stress-free from a dental clinic. Comfortable Dentistry includes a calm and relaxed dental office environment, friendly and skilled staff. It also lays considerable emphasis on educating patients about their treatment options to make them feel at ease. Conscious sedation methods are also used, like nitrous oxide, to help reduce a patients’ anxiety while at the same time allowing them to stay awake to answer their dentist’s queries. As the effects of the gas wear off pretty fast, you can drive back home just a few minutes after your procedure is completed.
What are the reasons for people avoiding dental care?
- A dislike of dentists:It is pretty normal for people to develop hatred and dislike towards dental procedures and dentists. You require one awful experience, possibly where a visit to the dentist didn’t go as expected, or a dental issue wasn’t easily fixed. One bad encounter at a dental office can make you start thinking that maybe visiting the dentist is not a good idea, after all. Once you begin to relate going to the dentist with a stressful, distressing experience, it’s all too easy for your senses to get heightened to the point where some people start feeling sick with the very idea of going to a dental clinic. One may even start thinking that it is actually an excellent decision to keep away from dental clinics.
- An aversion to pain: All of us feel an aversion towards pain. It’s just a human trait, although; some of us are more sensitive than others, while some have a higher threshold for pain. The very thought of someone fiddling around in your mouth can make you a little uncomfortable. But the sad truth is not visiting the dentist regularly will lead to far more problems. Ignoring your oral health can lead to more complicated issues with your teeth and gums. It will make it painful to eat and may need far more invasive procedures to resolve the condition.
- Fear of costly hospital bills:A person who had previous experience of going to a dentist when there was something wrong or had serious concerns may have had some dental work done across several visits to resolve their issues. Because of their previous experience, which may have caused a hole in their pocket, a person may refrain from going to a dentist. And hence they naturally associate going to the dentist with shelling out a bit of money.
Call us at Dental Spa Sanford or schedule an online appointment to know more about Comfortable Dentistry.