It’s hard to believe, but we’re about to say goodbye to another month and usher in a new season.
Spring is a time when many people come out of hibernation, start spending more time outdoors, and do some much needed seasonal cleaning around the house.
It’s also a great time to get your oral health back on track if you’ve let dental fear keep you from visiting Marineland Dental Care in Kennewick, WA!
Today, Dr. Hadley and our team is letting you know about the dangers of dental anxiety and how our options in sedation dentistry can help you overcome it!
The Effects Of Your Dental Fear
Most people would probably agree that going to the dentist isn’t really something they look forward to, but they see it as a necessity to stay in good health.
But there’s a large portion of the population in this country, an estimated 30-40 million, in fact, who are so afraid of the dentist office that they avoid it as much as possible.
While you might assume that professional dental care isn’t really important unless you’re in pain or something goes wrong with your teeth.
But the truth is that a professional hygienist is the only person who has the tools and training to remove the plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth.
If all that bacteria is allowed to remain on your teeth, your oral and overall health will pay the price.
Because that’s exactly how gum disease starts. The hardened plaque, if left untreated, will begin to attack your gums and penetrate your tooth enamel, which ultimately leads to a dangerous spread of infection that can get into your bloodstream.
Routine dental cleanings and exams at Marineland Dental Care are critical to preventing this from happening!
Sedation Dentistry Helps!
Depending on the treatment you need and your level of nervousness, we have ways to make you feel calm and relaxed during your appointment.
Dr. Hadley and our team have seen so many patients overcome crippling dental fear with help from sedation dentistry.
In our Kennewick, WA dental office, you can choose from two sedation options:
*Nitrous Oxide – This is what’s commonly called laughing gas. It’s administered just before your treatment begins, wears off immediately after, and allows mildly anxious patients to feel comfortable.
*Oral Sedation – In pill form, this sedation method is administered shortly before your procedure and wears off later, so you’ll have to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment. It’s very effective in calming your nerves if you have a more complicated treatment plan, along with more moderate anxiety.
We Care About Your Comfort
Dentistry isn’t what it used to be, and our patients directly benefit from that!
With modern techniques like air abrasion, you don’t have to worry about noisy drills or those fear-inducing grinding sounds you’re used to from past dental appointments.
Laser technology has also brought a new level of comfort to dental procedures. With no cutting or stitching, your gums can be restored gently, and you can enjoy faster, easier recovery.
We also know the value of warmth and compassion, which is why you can expect to be treated like family when you visit our Kennewick, WA dental office. You’ll also find fresh fruit available in our reception area.
Schedule A Spring Cleaning!
It seems like we were just raising a glass on New Year’s Eve, and now we’re just about to welcome a new spring season.
Time races by, especially if you suffer from dental anxiety. Those routine check-ups seem to sneak up on you before you know it. Although you had good intentions when you made the appointment, you find yourself trying to come up with yet another reason to cancel.
It doesn’t take long for your teeth and gums to deteriorate as a result of your lack of professional care. That’s why our team at Marineland Dental Care is so committed to your comfort.
We know how hard it is to get yourself to the dentist, so we want to make sure you’re as relaxed as possible when you visit our Kennewick, WA dental office.
Along with our warm, caring staff and comfortable atmosphere, you’ll feel more at ease with help from sedation dentistry.
Experience a new kind of dental care with us so you can get a healthy smile this spring. To book an appointment at Marineland Dental Care, fill out our online form. Or call our Kennewick, WA office at 509-591-0515.