Relieving Dental Anxiety

Fear Going To The Dentist? We Can Relieve Dental Anxiety

If you aren’t excited about going to your next dental appointment, that makes sense. It’s not like you’re going shopping or to the game, right? But there’s a big difference between not being excited and dreading it. Dental anxiety is a serious problem, and if you feel anxious or worried, you are not alone. Regardless of whether you had bad experiences with some other dental practice or you just tend to worry about things, Dr. James LoCascio of Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI can help so you can get the dental care you deserve, relaxed, comfortable and dental anxiety-free, with the help of sedation options.

Why Being Relaxed Matters

There are good reasons why you should not be expected to “tough it out” and suffer from dental anxiety. It’s best if you lie still during your dental exam and dental treatments, and that’s really hard to do if you’re anxious and nervous. One loud noise in the other room could startle you, ruining a digital X-ray and making things take more time. But more importantly, people who fear going to the dentist are more likely to skip much-needed treatments and make their dental problems worse. When caught small, a cavity can quickly and easily be repaired. Left untreated for too long, and you risk losing the entire tooth, never mind dealing with all that pain.

Our Calming, Soothing Staff Treats You with Respect

Few things sour your mood like being treated disrespectfully, especially if you are already a bit nervous. Just as bad is being treated like a number, like you’re just another patient someone has to deal with. At Highland Advanced Dental Care Highland Township, MI dental office, we have chosen our staff for both their technical know-how and their people skills. We know how to treat you well and help you feel calm and welcomed. Our dental hygienists and Dr. James LoCascio in particular are excellent at being soothing and calming.

A Comfortable Office Makes You Feel at Ease

Have you ever walked into a new restaurant hoping to have a good meal but quickly walked back out because the place was run down and a bit too dirty? You can feel the same if you walk into someone else’s dental office and see threadbare carpets and obsolete technology. It might not be fair, but you start to lose confidence when the office environment is uncomfortable. At our Highland Township, MI dental office, we have taken time and effort to make sure our Highland Township, MI dental office is attractive and comfortable. Our patient rooms have TV monitors so you can see what we’re doing, and all of our pictures and dental X-rays are fully digital.

Sedation Options Help You Fully Relax

If you’ve had bad experiences with dentists in the past, you might need extra help getting past any lingering dental anxiety. That’s why we offer inhaled sedation, otherwise known as laughing gas. A small mask is placed over your nose, and you breathe in a mixture of laughing gas and air. This makes you feel relaxed and happy, and as soon as the mask is removed, you quickly return to a normal state. We also can use DentalVibe, a technology that uses vibration to make any injection painless.

Dr. James LoCascio is a member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry and continuing his education in advanced Restorative Dentistry at Pankey Institute for Continuing Dental Education.

Dental anxiety is a serious thing, but with our combination of great staff, relaxing dental office, and sedation options, we can help you feel at ease. Call our Highland Township, MI dental office at 248-329-3552 to schedule an appointment, or use our convenient online form.

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