If you’re one of the millions Americans who suffer from dental anxiety, today’s blog is for you!
At Cosmetic Dental Associates, we help patients overcome their intense fears of the dentist’s office all the time. That’s because we know how important it is, not just to your oral health, but to your health overall, that you keep up with professional dental cleanings and exams.
So let’s answer two of the most common questions we get from prospective patients with dental anxiety!
Question #1: If I’m not in any pain, why is it so important that I go to the dentist?
This is a great question. We’ve all heard the expression, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” It makes sense, right?
The truth is, it doesn’t make sense to avoid routine dental checkups regardless if you’re experiencing any dental problems. The reason is because you really need to trust dental professionals who have the knowledge, tools, and expertise to properly detect and treat serious oral health problems like gum disease.
Gum disease can affect anyone, and depending on your risk factors, it can take hold of your mouth even if you’re very diligent about your home oral hygiene routine. If you show any symptoms of gum disease, they aren’t also so easy to detect to the untrained eye.
If gum disease isn’t treated by a professional, it can enter your bloodstream and cause very serious health problems such as type II diabetes and heart disease, just to name a few.
So yes, even if you’re not in pain, routine dental checkups are a must!
Question #2: If I’m not interested in sedation dentistry, what are my options for feeling comfort at the dentist’s office?
It’s totally understandable why some patients simply prefer to avoid chemicals and medications to make them feel relaxed during dental appointments. That’s why Dr. Moore and our highly-skilled team of dental professionals offer an alternative to sedation methods.
In our San Antonio office, we’ve seen for ourselves that patients can overcome their dental anxiety simply through a gentle touch, painless procedures thanks to advanced technology, and longer appointment times.
You don’t have to take a sedative via pills or IV methods to feel comfortable and stress-free. Our warmth and friendliness, along with our knowledge, skills, and experience are enough to give you the dental care you need without sedation techniques.
Spending more time with our patients, answering their questions and concerns, and explaining the process of their treatment step by step goes a long way in helping them feel completely relaxed.
Schedule An Appointment At Cosmetic Dental Associates!
If you’re ready to overcome your fear of the dentist and reclaim your oral health without medications and other chemicals, our San Antonio dental team is here and ready to help you!