Dental Fear and Anxiety
Fear is the #1 reason why American’s avoid the dentist. Past traumatic experiences lead to anxiety and avoidance. Maybe you remember your childhood dentist holding you down and giving you a shot of “sleepy juice.” Those memories will forever be instilled in your mind and they are hard to overcome. But you cannot avoid the dentist forever so what can you do to lessen your fears?
Be Open and Honest
It is recommended to visit the dentist at least twice a year for a periodic examination and preventive hygiene care. If you are one of 40 million American’s who sufferer from dental fear the first step in overcoming it is making the call to schedule an appointment. When you’re setting up that first visit, be open and honest with the receptionist, let them know you are fearful. You can even give specific examples of what raises your fear and even better things that help reduce your fears. Communication is key so that we can help care for you with compassion and empathy.
A New Vibe
At Dental Design we want you to have the best experience possible while visiting our office. We strive to provide a relaxed environment, with the latest technology, to provide the best care possible. We offer DentalVibe, a new tool, for painless injections.
The DentalVibe omits a gentle vibration at the injection site which sends a signal to your brain to feel the vibrations instead of pain. Essentially the nerve is overstimulated with the vibrations and cannot feel pain or discomfort from the needle. This unique tool has been a game changer for many fearful patients.
More Benefits of DentalVibe
The DentalVibe makes a soothing noise as it is being used. This aids in stimulating the patient’s senses, as a distraction, to lessen their perception of pain. It has been proven effective in speeding up the onset of anesthesia to the teeth. This means, patients will spend less time in the chair waiting and worrying over the procedure that is about to happen.
DentalVibe is great for children and adults alike. 90% of patients who have had the DentalVibe used on them say they no longer have a fear of getting a shot at the dentist. Most adult patients say if they it used on them as a child they would have zero fear of the dentist today. Fear not – request DentalVibe for your next filling crown, implant or root canal procedure for a pain free injection.