It is common for our patients to be initially nervous when they come to visit us. Whether its young children who are unfamiliar with our dental tools or adults who have had previous negative experiences at the dentist, Garner Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is here to ensure all of our patients are comfortable. If you suffer from Dentophobia, or the fear of dentists, Dr. Wingate, and our team are here to help you overcome this fear for the overall improvement of your oral health.
There are many reasons someone can experience anxiety about going to the dentist. The following are common anxieties our patients have before visiting our office:
- The Dentist – Many people who have had negative experiences with dentists in the past are hesitant to see someone new. However, Dr. Wingate is here to provide you with the compassion you need to feel comfortable discussing your dental health.
- Pain – Because we offer a substantial list of procedures, many of our patients worry about the varying pain levels of each procedure. Our team works to ensure that any discomfort you feel during a procedure is minimal and limited. We also offer sedation dentistry solutions.
- Loud Noises – The equipment we use throughout your appointment can make startling sounds. We understand that these sounds can make patients uneasy. Our team is in no rush throughout your appointment, so if you need a break from the loud noises, we are happy to give you one.
If you find yourself hesitating before making an appointment with us, know that we are happy to provide a hands-off consultation with you. This allows you the chance to get to know Dr. Wingate and our team before any cleaning or procedure is done
The Importance of Proactive Dental Health
If you’ve been putting off visiting Garner Family and Cosmetic Dentistry due to dental anxiety, know that we are here to help you when you are ready. Most dental concerns need to be addressed promptly before they result in more severe issues. Additionally, regular teeth cleanings are needed to reduce the risk of gum disease. Our team does not want you to suffer the consequences of neglecting your dental health. Being proactive with your dental health is important, and we are here to help you do that. We ensure you are fully informed on your treatment plan so that there are no unexpected surprises during your appointment.