Spring is here. Summer will be here before you know it. Have you made it to the dentist in Nashua, NH for the first of your two yearly dental exams and teeth cleanings? If not, give us a call at 603-546-7460 to remedy that situation. We’ll do our best to get you in ASAP. In the event that there is a more worrisome issue that is keeping you away, please tell us so that we can help you work through whatever is going and get you back on track fast. Even if you are prone to having a fear of the dentist (aka dental anxiety), we won’t take it personally, but we will take it seriously.
The problem with dental anxiety is that it’s not always a conscious choice. Millions of Americans must deal with it. For too many of these people, “dealing with it” means avoiding dental visits altogether. We get it: if something is making you feel bad, steer clear of it. Problem solved. While that may be OK for some things, that’s always a bad idea when it comes to dentistry.
For example, a simple cavity is a small hole in your enamel caused by bacteria. If it’s caught in the early stages, you can restore your smile with a small filling.
But without treatment that cavity keeps growing. It can get so large that you’ll need a dental crown instead of that easy dental filling. If it goes on longer than that, your cavity can eventually lead to an infection inside your tooth, requiring a root canal. And if that cavity gets to a really crazy level, you might just have to get that tooth removed.
See what we mean?
That’s why making you feel comfortable and confident is so important to us.
You’ll Have Several Kinds Of Comfort Options
At Nashua Family Dentistry, there are two areas (external and internal) that we can impact in a positive manner so that you can feel more relaxed.
Many patients experience dental anxiety because they simply don’t feel at ease in a medical office or they don’t quite understand what is about to happen during their procedures. None of these concerns are a problem at Nashua Family Dentistry because we thoroughly explain everything in advance. Then when you get here, we’ll provide comfort options such as a soft blanket, music, and even a longer appointment (so you can avoid feeling rushed). These are the external factors.
For an internal phsiological boost, we offer relaxation dentistry services in the form of a small pill you take one hour before your visit. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from our Nashua, NH dental office, but you’ll be put in a deeply relaxed state throughout your procedure. This can also help with gag reflexes and fidgety behavior.
Call Today To Take Back Your Smile
We hope you have been inspired to get back on track with the help of a gentle dental team like ours. You wouldn’t want to let your dental anxiety ruin your smile by letting easily fixed problems grow out of control to the point where they are painful and costly to address. Call Nashua Family Dentistry today at 603-546-7460 or fill out our online form to request an easy appointment in Nashua, NH. One way or another, we’ll get you smiling big again.