As we know all too well, human bodies are designed to report pain. Part of the reason for that is so that we know that we’ve been injured. Pain also helps keep us from being injured. You’ve certainly touched something that was hot and snatched back your hand before actually getting burned.
In the presence of pain, or sometimes even when faced with the prospect of pain, our bodies come to full alert. It’s a survival mechanism. Fear of pain naturally affects almost everybody.
When it comes to the prospect of dental pain, many people are fearful or anxious. In fact, by some estimates, more than 150 million people in the United States have some degree of dental anxiety or dental fear. If you’re one of those people who are bothered by the idea of seeing the dentist, you’re in good company.
At our Fairfield, Ohio dental practice, we understand people’s concerns about experiencing pain during or after dental procedures. In fact, even people who work in the dental profession can have that concern. We don’t judge; instead, we focus on each and every one of our patients having pain-free dental procedures.
Our Dental Office
Dental offices used to be cold, sterile-looking places filled with really uncomfortable sounds. That was yesterday’s dental office.
When you walk through the doors of our practice, you’ll be amazed at how warm and welcoming the waiting area is. We takes great pains to ensure your comfort during your entire visit.
All of our staff have excellent “people skills.” You’ll be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. And since this is a concern for many people, you should know that we have an iron-clad “No Lecture, No Guilt” policy. Our total focus is on your comfort and well-being. We’re here for one reason – to help you with your dental issues.
We’re mindful of your time and we’ll get you started as quickly as possible. In the meantime, relax in our comfortable waiting room chairs. Once you’re in one of semi-private operatories, we offer music and TV to help you relax. We even have warm blankets for your comfort.
Dental Sedation Options
Sometimes, people just need something to take the edge off while they’re in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an excellent way for our patients to have a relaxed and comfortable experience.
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask. We offer scented masks, which makes the process even easier. Nitrous oxide induces a relaxed, almost giddy feeling. Anxiety seems to melt away. And at any point, you can deepen your relaxation somewhat by taking slightly deeper breaths.
Inhaled sedation is available for nearly any dental procedure – even cleanings! And since the effects wear off quickly once we stop the flow of gas, you’ll be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.
Let’s face it: getting an injection is rarely a comfortable experience. Estimates of the number of adults who have a fear of needles range from 10 to 25 percent.
Our revolutionary DentalVibe system uses mild vibrations to counter-stimulate your dental nerves. The result is that you won’t feel the injection for your local anesthetic.
Nobody likes to hurt, and we’ll take great care to ensure that the area that Dr. Dine will work on is completely numb. Local anesthetics take different amounts of time to work for different people. Nothing starts until you assure us that you can’t feel a thing.
Depending on your procedure, you may have some discomfort afterwards. Dr. Dine will prescribe pain medication as indicated. We also have a host of self-help tips to allow you to take an active role in managing any discomfort.
Knowing that the dental work you need can be completed in one appointment is a great relief for many people. By using the most modern technology, we can often accomplish things that would have taken several appointments in the past. For example, we ensure that teeth whitening, Fast Braces, and porcelain veneers are are right before you walk out of our office.
Get the Dental Care You Need
Dental issues almost always get worse unless they’re treated. Don’t let dental anxiety or dental fear keep you from getting the treatment you need.
We appreciate the trust that our patients put in us, and we’ll do everything possible to provide you with a relaxed and pain-free experience. If you have concerns that haven’t been addressed, please contact our office.