From the moment you walk through the door with our front staff, they’re very pleasant to speak with, so we try to minimize the anxiety from the moment you walk through the door. We offer conscious sedation, we offer IV sedation, so there’s different ways of trying to relieve the anxiety depending on the level of fear the patient has.
I think the elimination of anxiety is key because those who are fearful of coming to the dentist typically have more issues from a dental perspective, so by being able to get rid of that anxiety means healthier mouths, healthier smiles, which is primarily our goal. We try to make the room as comfortable as possible. Patients can watch a movie. We offer blankets, we offer pillows, get them nice and cozy before their procedure.
So I would recommend, number one, getting a consult. Coming in, you express all your fears or questions, concerns to us, and we will come up with a plan that best suits you and gets you squared away.
Relieve Dental Anxiety With Sedation & a Compassionate Approach
There are many types of dental patients. Some of them don’t mind visiting the dentist. For others, just thinking about a dental exam makes their heart start to race and their palms sweat. If you fall into the second category, we completely understand. Our compassionate team will do everything we can to help you relax and get past your dental anxiety.
Sedation is a big help when it comes to eliminating dental fear. We provide several types of sedation because we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to dental care. Besides taking our time to answer your questions and offering you amenities like pillows and blankets, you’ll also have a choice of sedation options to help you remain calm:
- Inhaled Sedation – Laughing gas will give you an instant feeling of relaxation. Plus, it wears off quickly so you can drive yourself home.
- Oral Conscious Sedation – You’ll take a small pill before your appointment. It will keep you calm and cool during your procedure or exam.
- IV Sedation – An anesthesiologist will put you in a “twilight” state, and you likely won’t remember anything about your dental work.
Call Desert Palm Dentistry today at (602) 693 1337 to schedule your next checkup. You can also make an appointment online. Don’t fear the dentist! Come to the team that specializes in relieving dental anxiety in Phoenix.