Solutions for anxious patients
So, every day at Kirchner Dental we have patients that come in who have had horrible past experiences in dentistry, and it is not an uncommon theme. So, we do our best here to talk that issue through with the patients, get to the core of that anxiety, and to offer a solution. That solution may be laughing gas that we can offer here, or just an emotionally supportive staff, or even having a friend in the room who can rub your leg while you’re having treatment performed.
Sometimes we do need to offer sedation in a more vigorous manner so we can offer some medication to help soothe those thoughts like are racing through your head and cause that emotional anxiety. At the end of the day, a lot of the patients that come in anxious for their first appointment leave feeling much, much better and they return back to us many times.