Regular dental visits are essential to keeping not only your smile healthy, but your whole body healthy as well. We know that it’s common for people to feel anxiety about visiting the dentist, but at Dental Health and Wellness Boston, we are committed to making your dental appointments as comfortable and stress free as possible. For our patients that have dental fears or phobias, and for patients requiring longer more complex procedures that might last several hours, we offer sedation dentistry techniques to relax throughout the entire appointment as well as modern amenities to provide distractions.
American Dental Association Tips for a Relaxing Dental Visit
1. Share your anxiety. If you’re tense or anxious, tell your dentist and the dental staff. Getting your concerns out in the open will let your dentist adapt the treatment to your needs.
At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, we take the time to get to know our patients. If dental fears and phobias have caused you to avoid treatment in the past, you may be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. As a member of the DOCS Sedation Care network, Dr. Smith offers oral conscious sedation, relaxation techniques and nitrous oxide to ease your dental worries.
2. Try to choose a time for your dental visit when you’re less likely to be rushed or under pressure.
Our office is conveniently located in the Financial District, minutes from Downtown Crossing and Government Center T Locations. We are open at 8:30am on Mondays, 8am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7:30am on Wednesdays and Fridays, giving our patients ample time to schedule appointments before the busy workday begins.
3. If the sound of the drill bothers you, bring a portable audio player and headset so you can listen to your favorite music. During the dental visit you might try visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach.
Even better, we provide entertainment for you! Upon your arrival at our office, you can relax in the reception area, complete with inviting leather chairs and a coffee and tea beverage bar to make your wait as comfortable as possible. From the tranquil reception area your appointment continues in one of our state-of-the-art treatment rooms. Each room is equipped with digital entertainment options including flat panel monitors, DVD and music players and other relaxing amenities!
Never “forget” to schedule your dental visit again! Stay healthy and get the dental care you need without the anxiety from Dental Health and Wellness Boston.