Dental fear is a powerful thing that can keep people away from the dental office for years, or even decades. As a longtime dentist in Highland Township MI, I have seen just about every kind of patient, including those that hate going to the dentist. Over the years, my office has developed a process to relieve dental fear and offer comfortable solution.
You can find the answer to your dental fear by calling our office today at 248-329-3552 or use the online form to schedule a visit. Today we want to share more information about our relaxing dental office and services.
Comfortable Highland Township, MI dental home
A big part of resolving dental fear starts with education, by educating the patient and having a talented and educated staff.
I have been a dentist since the early 1980s, and I love treating patients. I love being the person who helps someone in pain or someone who is struggling with their smile. Early in my career, I pushed myself to pursue continuing education courses on cutting-edge technology and techniques. This is why our office can handle so many dental problems, including one of the most serious dental problems: missing teeth. It’s my goal to resolve issues, large and small. By offering so many different dental services, we can provide convenience.
Relax in the dental chair
My office has worked with patients so fearful that they could barely walk into our dental office. Some people were so nervous that they cringed at the sight of the dental office. Sometimes it’s a process to get these patients to warm up to the staff, regardless of how respectful and friendly we are. There are a few ways we can help you while you’re at the office.
Nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, can be rendered quickly while you’re in the dental chair. The gas only takes a few minutes to kick in, and once it starts working, you’ll find yourself in a state of relaxation. This tool is great because it helps distract the patient and we can complete longer procedures. Nitrous oxide also wears off quickly, which means you free to drive home immediately after your appointment.
The Dentalvibe is small handheld tool that we use to while rendering local anesthesia, and it blocks the pain of the shot. A numbing agent is only used whenever we need to restore a tooth (placing a filling, crown and bridges) So many of my patients are terrified of the shot more so than the actual treatment.
That’s why we are so excited about Dentalvibe. The Dentalvibe gives off a low level vibration near the location of the injection to literally block your brain from processing the pain. Most patients hardly feel so much as a pinch, and you can see them physically relax once they realize how simple
The Highland Township MI dentist for the whole family
Our dental team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art dental care to every patient who walks in the door. We know that dental fear can keep patients away, which is why we have devoted so many resources to helping patients resolve this troubling issue. Dental fear affects millions of Americans. Some studies suggest that as much as 20 percent of Americans fear the dentist. Some of them avoid the dentist at all costs. That’s a real problem, and we don’t want that to happen to you.