At Premier Dental Care, we specialize in treating patients who suffer from dental anxiety. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to fear of what a procedure could be like, or simply do not enjoy having dental work done, give us a call. We’ll ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed regardless of what procedure is being performed. And during your visit, Dr. Hines will help you form a treatment plan for both in the office and at home to keep your mouth healthy, all the while easing any fears that you have about dentistry or procedures in general. Through education and information, we want to empower you to make decisions regarding dental care without experiencing any anxiety.
How can I ease my fears about dental care without medication?
When you visit our office, we can discuss ways we can help you relieve anxiety while receiving dental care. In addition to providing medication, you can try relaxing by drinking a glass of tea — there are several natural varieties available at health foods stores that will relax and calm you. Sometimes, this can be enough to put you into a naturally relaxed state. Other patients also find that they benefit from meditation and acupuncture.
How can I prepare for my dentist appointment?
Another easy way to calm your fears is to visit our Washington dental office and meet with Dr. Hines without having actual dental work performed. Taking the time to tour our office, where you can sit in the dentist chair and have a conversation, will allow you to become familiar with our staff and office environment. During that time, we can also discuss what you can expect from a teeth cleaning or a specific procedure so you can prepare mentally for how long it will take, what dental tools will be used, what you could feel during the process and what the recovery period will be, if any.
At Premier Dental Care, we’ve found that the more informed our patients are the more comfortable and relaxed they feel. And when the time comes for the actual dental work, they’re already in a familiar atmosphere with friendly faces.