I've had patients that won't walk to the back of the office. They won't walk through the doors of the front. They'll set in the reception area, they refuse to get up. What I find is once they find out you're not going to hurt them, and they trust you, you hear the stories about, just grip the chair, I've given you all I can, I'm not going to be able to get you numb, and they plow through. Well, these are the people that when they were kids, or teenagers, or twenties or whatever, they quit going because of that, so what I find is that when they know you're going to get them really numb, and they're gonna trust you, and that you're not gonna hurt them and if you need to stop, you stop, if you need to give them more anesthetic, once they do that, they don't need the medication anymore. Because they know they can stop, they can tell you, and you're gonna stop. You're not just going to keep on. They're not that little eight or ten year old that the dentist made them sit there and wince through it. So I think that's probably one of the biggest things is once they know, and then you have the guy like I told you about, that came back a few weeks ago, and oh, yeah, I don't need that anymore. That's amazing, when you can do that.
The VIP experience we offer at Tieken Smiles Dentistry should go a long way toward easing your dental anxiety. The environment at our Our League City, TX dentist office is comfortable, not clinical! From the sleek beverage bar in our waiting room to our private consultation rooms and dental sedation, we strive to relax you and help you relieve dental anxiety.
Ready for a relaxed experience at the dentist? Call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at 281-942-6615 know more how our League City, TX dentist Dr. Tieken can help you relieve dental anxiety.
Experience our Expert Team & Relaxed Atmosphere
Award-winning dentist Dr. J. Derek Tieken has been practicing dentistry for nearly 30 years. And our compassionate team has a century’s worth of dental experience between them! So they’ve had plenty of experience in soothing jangled nerves.
Among the sedation options we offer:
- A NuCalm® headset that moderates your mood with noise-dampening headphones and a light-blocking eye mask. It also uses technology to create a deeply relaxed state by mimicking patterns your brain recognizes to induce relaxation.
- Massage chairs to help erase your tension.
- Flat-screen monitors that Dr. Tieken uses to share digital X-rays and other images as he discusses your treatment plan with you. This gives you a clear understanding of what is going on. Knowledge is power!
Providing the latest Anesthesia & Dental Sedation technology
We’ll thoroughly numb your mouth with local anesthesia for any procedures that may cause you discomfort. We use OraVerse, which cancels out the numbness following your procedure, to improve your anesthesia experience. You’ll be able to eat, drink, and speak normally right away!
If you prefer to be blissfully unaware during dental procedures, we can give you dental sedation. We offer three choices:
- Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas”
- Oral sedation, in the form of a pill
- IV sedation