Find Out What We Can Do for Your Anxiety
So, at Anacapa Dental, we have various options for nervous patients. Most of the public, they don’t want to come and see the dentist because they’ve had a bad experience. They’ve been awake, they’ve had a tooth removed, and they’re just traumatized by the past. So, we realized that and we understand that. And, you know, if I’m in the dental chair, I also want my experience to be a very comfortable experience. To give you a quick example, when I was 12, I had a tooth removed and it wasn’t numb. I said to myself if I ever became a dentist, that wouldn’t happen to our patients. So, what do we do differently at Anacapa Dental?
First and foremost, I will start with my team. My team are amazing. They’re going to make you feel very comfortable as soon as you walk through that door. And when you sit in that chair, you’re going to feel very, very calm. We have, you know, soothing music, you know, iPads, headsets. Now, a simple way of reducing your anxiety as a patient is to provide you with some medication ahead of time that will totally relax you. And that is what we call oral conscious sedation.
Now, one of the biggest advantages we have at our practice is that we have on-site anesthesiologists. There are some patients that walk through the door and they’re shaking. They sit in their chair and they’re trembling and they really can’t, you know, have dental treatment done under oral conscious sedation. And to that end, our anesthesiologists use very gentle, and predictable techniques to put the patient to sleep and have them have all the treatment done in one visit while they’re sleeping. So by the time they wake up, everything’s done. They have the smile that they want. All the pain is gone, all the infected teeth are gone. And we accomplish a lot in a very small amount of time.