3 Ways To Overcome Your Dental Anxiety

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Did you know that as many as one in 10 American adults admit that fear of the dentist has kept them from getting a necessary procedure or regular checkup?

But it doesn’t have to be that way! And that’s why at Dental Images of Oklahoma City, our compassionate team goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure patient comfort!

At our Oklahoma City, OK practice, we’re challenging your assumptions about what it means to go to the dentist. Whether your dental anxiety stems from the aggressive air conditioning you’ll find in many dentists’ offices or a negative experience you had as a kid, we’ll help you relax throughout the course of your appointment.

Read on for some of the ways you can overcome your fear of the dentist. Then, let’s work together toward better oral health! Give Dental Images of Oklahoma City a call at 405-395-2283 to schedule an appointment.


1. Choose An Office With A Compassionate And Knowledgeable Staff.


At Dental Images of Oklahoma City, you’ll find a team of dental professionals who can put you at ease with their warmth and compassion, in addition to the expert care they provide.

In his roughly 30 years as a dentist, Dr. Kevin Layton has treated patients across a variety of disciplines, including restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services. He enjoys getting to know his patients on a personal level, developing friendships that last for years.

Dr. Layton is diligent about completing continuing education courses and investing in the latest dental technology to ensure he’s providing top-notch care. We think you’ll find that his sense of humor, paired with his expertise, will help relieve your fears!

Dr. Layton has also built a team of dental professionals who are similarly patient and kind. If you have any questions at all — whether it’s about billing, your procedure, or about something you need to feel more comfortable during your appointment — please don’t hesitate to ask!

We’re happy to take the time to walk you through the steps of your procedure before any work begins. Building relationships with our patients is one of the most rewarding things we do here at Dental Images of Oklahoma City.


2. Take Advantage Of Our Comfort Measures.


What if you could actually sit back and relax during your next dental checkup?

At Dental Images of Oklahoma City, we aim to help you do just that! In addition to our compassionate and professional staff, we can provide you with several comfort measures to minimize stress.

This includes:

  • Cozy blankets to keep you warm throughout the course of your procedure.
  • Wi-Fi so it’s easy to browse the internet or check your email during your visit.
  • TVs in every care room so you can be entertained and distracted as we work on your smile.



3. Opt For Dental Sedation.


If there’s any chance you’ll feel discomfort during your procedure, we’ll numb the area with a local anesthetic. But you might also want to consider dental sedation!

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to minimize stress and pain during your procedure. It’s a great option if you’re afraid of the dentist, but it can also be helpful if you are getting extensive dental work done or just have trouble sitting still.

At Dental Images of Oklahoma City, we can offer you nitrous oxide to help put you at ease during your treatment.

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a fast-acting sedative. You’ll feel its effects after just a few deep breaths from a small mask we place over your nose. Nitrous oxide will help you experience a sense of calm or euphoria while we work. And once the work is done and we turn off the gas, you’ll feel normal again almost instantly. You should be able to go home and go about your day as usual.


Experience Stress-Free Dentistry


Overcoming your fear of the dentist (or anything, for that matter), can be a gradual process. When you trust Dental Images of Oklahoma City for your high-quality dental care, you’ll find that it gets easier and easier to come to the dentist. And who knows? Maybe one day, you’ll even look forward to your regular checkups and exam.

Plus, relieving your anxieties surrounding dental work will allow you to have a healthier and more beautiful smile!

Call Dental Images of Oklahoma City today at 405-395-2283 to experience stress-free dentistry. You can also use our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.

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