You are not alone and having this fear is nothing to be ashamed of. Fear of the dentist is extremely common. From mild discomfort to all out phobias, fear of the dentist makes it difficult for many patients to get the care they need.
Our promise is that patients will be treated in the most compassionate way possible. We understand dental phobia and want to help you with your fear. Avoiding dental visits is detrimental to your health and may result in more invasive, painful, and expensive treatment later on.
You have your choice of plain or lightly flavored Vitamin Water as it is important that you remain hydrated and maintain a certain level of blood sugar to insure that you feel energized throughout your appointment.
If you are nervous about your visit, a few drops of Rescue Remedy under your tongue can help you feel calm and centered. Rescue Remedy is totally natural and contains five Bach flower essences.
All-natural lip balm will help keep your lips moistened during your dental procedure and cleanings. We have a variety of flavors to choose from.
Breathing aromatic essential oils can enhance your overall health and psychological well-being. Pleasant fragrances have a significant impact on mood and emotions and also produce physical reactions, such as lower blood pressure. During your visit, you can choose one of our calming essential oils.
Music can help put one’s mind at ease and create a feeling of relaxation.. The type of music one enjoys is a highly personal choice. We have numerous categories of music to choose from. Also included are pieces of music that have been identified as being therapeutic in reducing and relieving anxiety. These musical works are determined by people who study the effects of music on the human brain.
We provide pillows and blankets to keep you warm and comfortable.
After the procedure, we will offer you a refreshing hot towel and Co Q10 lotion to rejuvenate your skin and face.
A soothing massage of your face and head will increase your circulation, reduce the accumulated lactic acid, and relax those taut muscles at the end of your procedure.
We prescribe a pill for you to take about an hour before your treatment visit, which will make you sleepy, but not unconscious. While you’ll still be able to respond to your dentist’s requests, you likely won’t remember the entire experience. The sedative effects can last for up to four hours. We can also give you medication to take the night before your treatment to help you sleep.
Once again, you most likely will forget most or all of the visit. The oral sedative is an anxiolytic drug, which induces a state of consciousness where you are awake but have decreased anxiety with little or no memory of the treatment.
Comfort of Someone Close to You
We recommend that a friend or family member be present during the initial consult for any type of sedation. The presence of a loved one usually provides a sense of comfort and security.
Dr. Stephen Perry / Founder Dental Health of Colorado