Many patients have some apprehension about going to a dentist appointment. Whether they’re nervous about an upcoming procedure or have had an uncomfortable situation in the past, it’s fairly common for people to get worried about their time at the dentist. The family dentists at Dakota Dental do everything they can to provide patients with peace of mind and ease their fears about going to the dentist.
Dakota Dental’s goal is to make patients feel comfortable from the moment they walk into their Apple Valley dental center. The waiting room has comfortable furniture, a fireplace, and a snack counter to help patients feel more at home. There is a play space for children, complete with puzzles, books and toys to help them have an enjoyable visit to the dentist, too.
Dakota Dental also offers sedation dentistry to help take the fear out of going to the dentist. The dental team offers pediatric sedation and sedation for adults. Conscious sedation involves a combination of medicines to block out pain and allow patients to relax during a dental procedure. Patients might be a good candidate for sedation dentistry if they:
- Need to have extensive dental work done
- Are afraid of needles and shots
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Had an unpleasant dental experience in the past
- Haven’t been to a clinic in a very long time and are nervous
Not only is it important to alleviate these concerns for patients’ overall peace of mind, but it’s also important that patients feel comfortable so they continue to go the dentist on a regular basis. Neglecting to care for teeth may leave patients with more serious dental health issues that require extensive dental work and increase their stress levels even more.
Contact Dakota Dental for more information about sedation dentistry. The dentists at Dakota Dental are more than willing to go over all the ways they can make patients’ time at the dentist as relaxing as possible and help relieve patients’ concerns. Call or schedule your next appointment today.
Dakota Dental 14682 Pennock Avenue Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-431-5774 www.dakotadental.com