Experience Personalized Dental Anxiety Relief at Bell & Bell Dentistry
Dr. Joe Bell:
If you told us that you were afraid of the dentist, I would feel very assured that you could change your perception of a dental appointment. I would feel very confident that we could give you a different experience than what you’d had in the past. I would want to know what part of this procedure causes anxiety for you. For some people, it’s just one portion of it. They don’t like needles. We can change that. Some people don’t like the sound and we’re working on that, but you can certainly bring some earphones and plug in the music as loud as you want to go. Other people don’t like just the environment, the sterile environment. We change a lot of that just through our interaction of that.
Other people have a concern that they’re going to have pain, and there are good, good local anesthetics now, very predictable anesthetics. We can do anesthesia easier now than when I graduated, definitely we can. All of those things put together, maybe they just need frequent breaks. Maybe they’re afraid because they don’t know what’s going on and they just want to be informed every so often throughout the procedure. Maybe they’re afraid how long it’s going to take. All of those are issues that can be addressed or altered or changed. Doing dental treatment doesn’t have to be a sprint. We can break these treatments up. We can change the way the appointment is going based upon what your desires are.