If you have experienced discomfort or even pain when visiting a dentist in the past or are worried that you will, treat yourself to a gentle and patient-centered dental cleaning and exam at Nashua Family Dentistry by calling us at 603-546-7460 and scheduling.
Whether we’re giving you a simple cleaning or something more involved, we will always go above and beyond to provide compassionate treatments with a gentle touch at our Nashua, NH dentist office. We offer general dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and so much more so you won’t have to waste time driving to multiple specialists to get the care you need.
We accept a large variety of payment options and open at 8:00 a.m. every weekday!
Try These Tips For A Comfortable Dental Cleaning & Exam
If you’re worried about discomfort at the dentist, you’ll be happy to know that the vast majority of the time when you’re getting a cleaning, you won’t need to expect any pain. That said, if your gums are in bad shape or you have particularly sensitive teeth and gums, you may be worried based on experience.
We’ll do everything we can to make your visits with us as pleasant as possible. We even offer a variety of amenities to help relax you, including:
- Warm blankets
- Cozy, soft pillows
- Relaxing music to soothe your tension
- Dental sedation options to help relieve your dental anxiety
But you can also do a lot to ensure your own comfort before, during, and following your cleaning. Here are just a few things you can try:
- Taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication about an hour before your visit and then another one as directed following your appointment
- Ask your hygienist to numb your mouth with a mild anesthetic before starting
- Switch out the toothpaste you use for a desensitizing toothpaste
- Improve your oral hygiene habits (for example, if you don’t floss regularly, start)
- Learn about proper brushing technique to ensure you are not brushing too hard
Frequently, if someone experiences dental discomfort very easily, it has a lot to do with your current oral health. While it may be difficult to begin and make it a habit, you should maintain great oral hygiene habits, including brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time, flossing, and visiting our Nashua, NH dentist office every six months for a cleaning and check-up.
You may not want to see a dentist because you’re worried about discomfort, but actually, the more frequently you see us, the better health your smile will be in and the less likely you’ll experience any discomfort.
If your smile needs some professional help, we’ll explain what you need and answer any question you have, then get to work. We’ll also take care of any oral health problems while the issue is still small and easily managed.
Don’t avoid the dentist because you’re worried about discomfort – call Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-546-7460 to set up your patient-centered dental cleaning and exam today. You can also book using our simple online form.