Most of the time, the way we talk to the patients and explain the treatment plan they say that it relieves their anxiety to a big extent for them. And then we also take time with each patientto get them settled with the treatment that day. We really don't start doing the procedure the moment they're seated on the chair; we take our time to get them comfortable. We ask them if there's anything else that they need to get taken care of or any questions answered, so that really eases the anxiety quite a bit. And then on top of that, we have nitrous available, like for patients who really can't handle it. Nitrous does play a big role. And then we also have the option of giving prescription to them to take the night before to relieve—like Valium. They take that the night before. That does relieve their anxiety to a big extent.
But what I find, personally, is most of the time, if you take the time to talk to them and explain what we are doing, then a lot of patients, they really—and if you take the time to pause in-between the procedure so that they can close their mouth or just relax a little bit, patients are okay with the treatment being completed without any other agents. That's my personal experience, it's the ability to get them comfortable and get them to understand what we are doing.
Have you ever canceled a visit to the dentist because of anxiousness? If you’re ready to experience your first stress-free dental appointment in Lewisville, TX, contact Creekview Family Dentistry for help relieving dental anxiety!
At Creekview Family Dentistry, Shirley E. Mathew, DDS, FAGD, Elizabeth T. Samuel, DMD, Mayada Al-Tamimi, DMD, and our compassionate team will do everything we can to put you at ease. We care so much about the health of our patients that we exceed all OSHA infection control protocols!
Calming Team, Soothing Setting
When you walk into our spacious reception area, our friendly team will greet you with a warm smile, listen to your particular concerns, and suggest ways to help you relax. We love getting to know our patients on a personal level so we can better serve you!
Our Lewisville, TX office itself should also help put you at ease. There’s a lovely lake just behind our building, and you can enjoy the tranquil view while we improve the look and health of your smile!
Comfort Options, Dental Sedation
Did you know that as many as 1 in 5 Americans fear the dentist for one reason or another? There are as many causes of dental anxiety as there are patients who suffer from it.
We have found that small comfort options can go a long way when it comes to relieving dental anxiety. That’s why we provide TVs and personal headphones to help entertain and distract you during your visit.
If you need some additional help relieving your dental anxiety, we can also offer dental sedation, including:
- Nitrous oxide gas to melt away your stress
- Oral conscious sedation in pill form so you can arrive at our office fully calm
Dr. Mathew cares about long-term dental health and demonstrates that concern through membership in different professional organizations like American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Dental Association and Dallas County Dental Society.