There are many concerns that can arise when dealing with dental fear. For some people going to the dentist conjures up scary painful moments from their childhood or the clanking or drilling sounds of metal and machinery. Some people feel a sense embarrassment at the state of their teeth and gums and for some its the general uneasiness of the unknown. But what it all boils down to is this: everyone wants a gentle dentist. Just like with family members, significant others, and friends, most of us just want someone who is gentle and understanding when we are at our most vulnerable. And for some people with dental fear, one of the most vulnerable moments is going to the dentist.
Lifetime Family Dental strives to cultivate that gentle, understanding, family-oriented relationship with you and your kids. If you or one of your family members suffers from dental phobia, don’t be ashamed. Up to 15% of Americans avoid the dentist due to fear. However, it is important to understand that putting off your dental appointments can only compound the problem.
Many younger people do not have the same dental fears as older generations. In recent years anesthesia has been more effective, and today gentle dentists like Dr. Norton at Lifetime Family Dental pay much more attention to patient comfort. So if it has been an extended period of time since you last made a dental appointment, now is a great time to get back in the saddle!
Contact us to set up your appointment today, and be sure to communicate any fears you might have so that the staff at Lifetime Family Dental can make your experience as comfortable as possible.
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