You know that's one of the more rewarding things to do, is to take one of these anxious patients and show them that it just doesn't have to be that way. Treat them with kindness, treat them in a painless fashion. It can be done and we do it everyday. It's so interesting when they come back and you think about when you first met them and how they've changed so much, they're not nervous anymore. They can joke and be themselves. That's really a rewarding thing in dentistry.
Many people feel a little nervous about visiting the dentist. But some folks experience dental anxiety that is serious enough that they avoid dental appointments.
At Lakeside Dentistry, we don’t want you to feel this way! If you skip visits to our Rochester, MN dentist office, you may end up with problems that require more involved procedures – which just causes more dental anxiety. Fortunately, our dentists Dr. Jim Gores, Dr. Lucy Gores, and Dr. Peggy Scott can ease your anxieties.
Let us help you beat this self-defeating cycle of dental anxiety! Call us at 507-316-6444.
Patience Is Key to Beating Dental AnxietyHelping Patients with Dental Anxiety by Dr. Lucy Gores Read Transcript
Well we try hard to keep all of our patients comfortable, like we've talked about. A lot of people do come in that are anxious and we just try to calm them down, talk them through it, a lot of times that's all they need. If they need something else, like the nitrous oxide, that's always available but just being there and being a friend. Honestly, that's usually all they need.
When it comes to anxiety, there is nothing our veteran team hasn’t seen or heard before. After all, our three dentists have a combined 55-plus years of experience between them! And other members of our team have worked in dentistry for at least 20 years.
Thanks to this experience, we can calmly address any issues you may have that contribute to your anxiety. Let us know you’re nervous, and we’ll even schedule a longer appointment time for you.
Nitrous Oxide Is Nice
Nitrous oxide, sometimes known as laughing gas, can take the edge off during dental procedures. Here is why it’s our preferred method for relaxing you:
- It’s safe. Dentists have used nitrous oxide for more than 100 years. So we know it’s safe. It can even be used on children.
- It’s convenient. We administer it through a nasal hood, a small cup that fits over your nose. It takes effect quickly, so you won’t have to wait to feel relaxed.
- It won’t leave you groggy. Most people feel like themselves while receiving nitrous oxide, and its effects wear off quickly. You won’t feel groggy after your procedure.
- It’s easy to control. We can easily increase or decrease the amount of nitrous oxide as it’s administered so you get just the right amount to control your dental anxiety.
With our patient staff and nitrous oxide, there is no reason to feel dental anxiety! Call Lakeside Dentistry at 507-316-6444. Or use our online form for an appointment at our Rochester, MN dentist office.