Dental fear can come in several forms, ranging from generally mild nervousness to full-blown physical and emotional distress over a dental appointment or procedure.
Where we do, however, see more consistency regarding dental fear are the causes behind it.
This is an important first step in moving beyond it.
Here are some of the most common reasons people have to fearing dental appointments:
*It’s been too long since you’ve been to the dentist.
*You’re embarrassed or afraid of the current state of your oral health.
*You’re worried that you’ll experience the same trauma of past dental experiences.
*You’ve heard others tell horror stories about their own appointments or treatments.
*You’re afraid of pain or experiencing any sort of tooth sensitivity.
Maybe you can relate to one, or even all, of the causes on this list. Or perhaps you have different reasons for staying away from the dentist.
Regardless, Tieken Smiles in League City, TX is a safe place where you can trust you’ll be heard and supported no matter what.
Getting Past Your Dental Fear
Once you’re able to narrow down the cause, or causes, of your dental anxiety, you can better communicate those concerns to us so we can cater your appointments around your individual needs.
Here are some specific ways we can help you!
*Take Advantage Of Comfort Amenities*
Among the many amenities we offer, you can take advantage of our massage chairs, flat-screen TV monitors, and even a state-of-the-art calming technique, NuCalm®, which is a headset that recognizes and simulates brain patterns that induce relaxation.
*Learn About Advanced Numbing Techniques*
A common and understandable fear many patients have is the numbing process many dentists use before treatment.
To make the experience more comfortable, we use the latest techniques in local anesthesia, such as OraVerse, so you don’t have to wait hours for the numbness to wear off after your appointment.
*Try Dental Sedation*
Because we understand the kind of impact fear can have on a person’s oral health, we’ve invested time and resources into extensive training required to administer all levels of dental sedation for our patients.
You can choose between inhaled, oral, and IV sedation to suit your individual needs so that we can perform the treatment you need to get you back on track.
Take The First Step!
Once you’ve come to terms with the reason you’re so afraid of going to the dentist, you’re ready to take the first step.
That’s calling our League City, TX dental office to schedule your first fear-free appointment. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about our services, comfort items, and sedation options so that we can anticipate your needs and set you at ease from the start.