July 20, 2015
Going to the dentist is one of those things that is necessary, but rarely enjoyable. At least, that’s how many of our Belleville, IL, patients feel. In the past decade or so, dentistry has radically changed to make each appointment more comfortable. Not all offices have embraced the change, but we have!
We believe that the changes to modern dentistry will only benefit our patients, which is why we work to ensure that we take advantage of every opportunity that we think would benefit you! After all, our goal is for you to maintain healthy, beautiful teeth for your entire life. We can’t help you do that if you are afraid to come into the office!
Aside from fear, we have taken strides to make the office more comfortable. We want to take some time today to discuss how our comfort measures will transform your dental experience to something much different from what you might have experienced as a child.
“A Fearful Patient is a Normal Patient”
Being afraid or nervous before your appointment is perfectly normal! In fact, we are more surprised by someone who is completely at ease than by someone who is afraid! It is normal to feel afraid because the dental office requires a lot of trust. You are opening your mouth and letting someone poke and prod around your teeth and gums for a while. You can’t see, which makes it even more stressful.
The good news is that your fear doesn’t have to keep you from having a healthy smile. In fact, we won’t let it! When you come into our office, we are here to help you find comfort measures that work for you. Let’s take a look at what we have to offer.
We Can Make You Feel at Home!
Our goal is to make every patient feel at home in our office. We do that in many ways. We start with a comfortable environment that helps you relax as soon as you walk in the door. We then rely on some of the following things to keep you comfortable:
Friendly Staff – Our staff is second to none. We have a fantastic time together and with our patients. We help our patients feel at ease with this relaxed and fun environment where it’s ok to make or joke every once in a while!
TVs for your Convenience – We know how important it is to feel distracted during a dental appointment. If you sit and focus on everything we do, you’ll go nuts! We have TVs placed over each chair so that while you are reclined, you can comfortably watch your favorite show!
Doctors Who Understand – We get it. We know how frightening a dental office can be. That’s why we are here to help you relax! If you need to turn on your music and be left alone, that’s what we’ll do! If you need someone to talk you through the entire process, that’s what we’ll do. We want you to feel at ease. Period.
Rest Easy with More Comfortable Procedures
We are also taking strides in our procedures to make them more comfortable for you. We have a couple of things we want to tell you about today: digital X-rays and Vibraject. Both of these tools make every day procedures in the office much easier for the patient.
Digital X-rays – Gone are the days of having to sit for standard X-rays. We now use digital X-rays, which means you don’t have to sit forever with those wings stuck in your mouth. You will also feel more comfortable knowing that you’re being exposed to 90% less radiation!
Vibraject Injections – We always have numbing available for patients who are having procedures done, but for some patients, the thought of the injection is worse than the thought of the actual procedure! We have ended that discomfort with the use of Vibraject. This tool allows us to give pain-free injections! That’s right, all you’ll feel is a gentle vibration. You won’t actually feel the needle!
Dentistry Isn’t the Same, It’s Time to Get Your Teeth Healthy
If you’ve been staying away from the dentist because of past experiences, it’s time for you to realize that dentistry is not the same! If you had terrifying experiences as a child, we understand. The good news is that dental offices don’t operate that way any more. We can help you have a fantastic experience!
On top of that, you need healthy teeth! Avoiding the office isn’t going to help you have a healthy smile, so give us a chance to give you the comfortable care you’ve been needing.
Contact Us for Your Appointment!
Contact our office today to set up your appointment. We would love to answer any questions you have and help you experience dental care at its best! We can’t wait to see you here in the office very soon. Call today!