Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to start thinking about a fresh start for your oral health in 2018!
Our team at Kirchner Dental wants you to overcome the dental anxiety that has stood in the way of your healthy, beautiful smile. So today, we’re talking about common causes of dental fear and how sedation and comfort options can help you resolve to get beyond it for good!
Figuring Out The Cause Of Your Dental Anxiety
Being afraid of the dentist is something millions of Americans struggle with. Dental anxiety is so common, in fact, that it’s paved the way for advances in sedation and other pain-free methods of dental care. But more on that in a minute!
Let’s start by looking at the most common causes of dental anxiety:
You’re Afraid Of Being Judged
Staying away from the dentist will negatively impact your teeth and gums. It makes sense, then, that after a year or more away from routine dental cleanings and exams, you feel stressed about getting a lecture from Dr. Kirchner.
First of all, that won’t ever happen. Dr. Kirchner is a kind, compassionate dentist who cares about your oral health and who understands how your fears may have led to an unhealthy mouth to begin with.
You don’t ever have to worry about being judged by him or any of our warm, caring hygienists and staff. We’re here to comfort and to listen, not to lecture!
You’re Afraid Of The State Of Your Oral Health
Along with worrying about a lecture from your dentist, you might also stress about the dental problems you might have and what it will take to get a healthy mouth again.
Fear of pain is probably the most common reason people hate going to the dentist. But you don’t have to be afraid of pain at Kirchner Dental thanks to our use of The Wand. This is the latest in numbing techniques, and you won’t believe how easy it is to administer!
You’re Reminded Of Traumatic Dental Appointments From Childhood
Some memories of your childhood stay with you well into adulthood. Most often, it’s the bad memories of past traumas that stay with you the longest. A negative childhood dental visit is a very common cause for adult dental anxiety.
At Kirchner Dental, we go out of our way to make you feel comfortable and safe. We take our time, we ask how you’re doing all along the way, and we cater to your needs while you’re here. It’s all about building trust so that you always feel well taken care of when you’re in our care.
You’re Uncomfortable About Not Being In Charge
When you’re not the one who knows what’s going on or what will happen next, naturally, it can feel unsettling. That’s why we are careful about keeping you informed about every aspect of your dental treatment so you don’t have to be afraid of the unknown.
Sedation & Comfort Options That Work
One of the first things we do when you come to Kirchner Dental is try to get to know you. We know how important it is for you to feel like you can trust us and that we value your feelings. Knowing more about you and your oral health goals helps us help you!
We Offer A Comfort Menu: That’s exactly what it sounds like. We show you our menu of comfort options so you know that if you’re feeling tense during a dental appointment, all you have to do is ask. Refreshments, blankets, pillows, and headphones are available to you at all times!
We Offer Nitrous Oxide: This is a safe method of sedation that helps you relax while you get the dental treatment you need. It’s perfect for mild anxiety, and it’s safe for all ages.
We Offer Oral Sedation: Your fears might be a little more intense. That requires something stronger, which is what you get from oral sedation. You’ll take a pill before treatment so that by the time you’re in the dental chair, you feel completely calm and relaxed.
Get Beyond Dental Anxiety In 2018!
Dental anxiety is something that stands in the way of good oral health. But with the right dentist, staff, and comfort options, you can overcome it and get a healthy mouth again.
You’re already one step closer because you read today’s blog! Knowing why you feel the way you do is the first step in getting past your dental fear. The rest is easy because you have Dr. Kirchner and our caring team with you every step of the way!
Let our team at Kirchner Dental help you reach your oral health goals in 2018 with sedation dentistry! Call our Jeffersonville, IN office at 812-406-0914 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.