Do you avoid dental visits because of dental fear or anxiety? Are you self-conscious about your smile? We can help. Our dentists and office staff work with patients to ensure they feel comfortable during dental treatments. We can also accommodate patients in our office during routine cleanings and checkups. If you or a loved one have dental anxiety, contact our dental office in Greenwood, IN. Our friendly office staff makes our office a judgment-free zone where all patients can get the care they need. They will be happy to help find the right oral health treatments to fit your budget, goals, and needs, using the latest technologies and techniques to ensure comfort.
Treating Dental Anxiety in Greenwood, IN
There are several things that patients and dental offices can do to assuage anxiety and dental fear:
Talk to Your Dentist’s Office
Before your first appointment, please call us if you have specific concerns. We will work to accommodate your needs. Additionally, we would like to know if you have any current dental problems or symptoms that you have noticed over time. We will also need your dental history from your previous dentist. Knowing your needs before your visit will help us prepare our office and staff.
Bring Music and a Friend
Bringing headphones and your phone to listen to podcasts or music can help calm you during your treatment. We also encourage our patients to bring anything they need to calm themselves. In addition, patients can bring loved ones with them to their appointments. Having a loved one in the same room can make the experience less daunting for our new patients.
Dental sedation is a great treatment method that helps patients feel calm and relaxed during their treatment. We offer a variety of sedation options to ensure that patients feel comfortable in our office.
Nitrous oxide is a gas that patients inhale with oxygen through a mask. Under nitrous oxide, patients will feel relaxed, calm, and even euphoric. Oral conscious sedation is taken as a pill prior to treatment. This type of sedation helps relieve patient anxiety and also allows patients to be conscious during treatment. Patients under oral conscious sedation can reply to our dentists but will not feel any pain. In conjunction with sedation, we use anesthesia. We will place topical or local anesthesia to numb the treated area so patients do not feel pain.
Do you or a loved one have anxiety or a fear of the dentist? We will be happy to help you get the care you need. Call Beautiful Smiles at (317) 886-4512. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Benjamin Stevens online.