September 26, 2017
Happy Autumn, from all of us at Thomas J. Feder DDS PC!
It’s hard to believe that fall is already here, but that means it’s the perfect time to set up your next routine cleaning and exam in our Belleville, IL dental office. Before this season quickly turns into the hectic holiday rush, you’ll have a clean, healthy smile to finish out the year!
We know that’s much easier said than done for so many people. Fear of the dentist is very real, and it’s more common than you probably think. In fact, millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety.
Dental anxiety is more than just nerves. It’s that level of fear that doesn’t just make a typical dental visit uncomfortable. It’s actually intense enough to keep people from showing up for their dental appointments altogether.
That’s why we thought today’s blog was the perfect chance to answer one of our most commonly asked questions from fearful patients. We hope it helps to ease your mind about coming to us for the care you need if dental anxiety has affected your life!
FAQ: If I’m not in any pain and don’t notice any symptoms, is dental anxiety really that big a deal?
The short answer is yes!
The longer answer has to do with the difference that professional dental care can make for your oral health. It’s tempting to think that as long as you’re brushing and flossing everyday, it’s not all that important to schedule routine dental checkups.
But a good hygiene routine at home is only part of what keeps your teeth and gums healthy. The unfortunate truth about oral health is that not every dental problem comes with pain or other kinds of obvious symptoms. That’s why you really need a professional who has the training and the equipment to deeply clean those hard to reach spots in your mouth where harmful bacteria love to hide.
You also want a skilled, experienced dentist who can examine your mouth thoroughly for early detection of dental problems that can ruin your smile.
If fear has kept you from getting the dental care you need, we completely understand how you feel. That’s why in our Belleville dental office, your comfort is our top priority. This means treating you like family in a friendly environment where you can relax while you receive treatment. Our office is full of comfortable amenities like warm blankets, pillows, televisions, and even headphones so you can tune out any sounds that make you uneasy.
That’s only the start of how we try to make you feel as relaxed as possible when you’re here. We’d love to meet with you to talk about our sedation options and how we can help you get beyond your fears about dental care.
Let us help you overcome dental anxiety and achieve your healthiest smile! Call our Belleville, IL dental office today at (618) 219-1412 or fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment with us!