Let’s face it: dentistry can be scary. A lot of people include visits to offices just like our Carmel one to be on the top of their “things I don’t want to do” list. And we understand – dental care can be invasive, uncomfortable, and downright painful sometimes.
We don’t want you to develop such a fear of the dentist that you avoid regular dental care. Twice annual exams are an essential part of good dental health, and good dental health is essential to a healthy, happy life. We want to help you find relief for dental anxiety at Really Smile Dentistry, and we’d love to help you do it without any need for anesthesia or drugs.
Relief Without Drugs: How?
Dental care is scary, and there’s plenty of people who are scared of anesthesia as well. If the idea of being put under fills you with dread then we want to help you find relief without the need for gas, pills, or an IV. It’s possible, but you have to really analyze where your fear comes from.
Think back on where your dental anxiety originated: can you remember? It could have been a bad experience as a child, a movie or TV show that frightened you, or stories that you heard from a friend or family member.
To be honest, it doesn’t really matter where your fear originated or what exactly it is. the important part is knowing where your fear lives: in the past.
Confronting Your Past To Conquer Your Fears
All of the bad dental experiences you’ve had, the movies that scared you, or the stories that made your teeth hurt just hearing them all have one thing in common: they have nothing to do with the present day or your future dental care. It can be hard to look at anxiety-provoking topics like this, but it’s an important thing to do if you want to beat them.
Getting over your dental fears is the same as conquering any other anxiety, fear, or phobia: once you realize you’re obsessing over a particular incident you can see it for what it is: a past experience that doesn’t deserve to command your future life. Your decisions about your dental care should be yours to make without the worry of pain or discomfort: there’s no reason that your next visit to our office will feel like that one that scares you – we’ll make sure of it!
It’s easy to generalize a fear based on one bad experience – we all do it from time to time. We’re scared to ask someone out because we were rejected before, or we don’t want to get behind the wheel because of a previous accident. But we get over those things eventually. If we don’t we tend to realize we have a problem!
Put your fear of dentistry where it belongs: in your past! You have it in you to clear the slate and realize that there’s no reason to assume your dental care experience will be painful, uncomfortable, or anxiety-provoking. We’ll try hard to make your experience good – all you need to do is face it with an open mind!
Still Scared Of Dentistry And Drugs? There’s Another Option
We do offer dental sedation at our office, but if you’re scared of drugs there’s an alternative treatment that we’re proud to make available: the NuCalm relaxation system.
NuCalm is a blend of therapies that combine to put you in a relaxed, sleep-like state that is completely drug free. It might sound odd at first, but NuCalm has made many of our patients completely comfortable with treatments that previously filled them with dread.
NuCalm uses a calming dietary supplement combined with microcurrent patches placed behind your ears, white noise headphones, and light-blocking eyeglasses. All four parts work together to put you in a deeply relaxed, trance-like state that has been described as feeling like being on the verge of sleep. You can stay in that relaxed state of mind until your procedure is over, at which point you’ll feel back to normal instantly – no side effects at all.
Dentistry Doesn’t Need To Be Frightening
We want you to get the necessary dental care you need to have a healthy mouth and a pleasant visit. We’ve designed our entire practice around being a relaxing, welcoming place that will feel like anywhere but a dentist office. We truly want to make you feel good about dentistry!
To find out what we can do to ease your fears don’t hesitate to call Really Smile Dentistry at 317-451-4050 or request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!