What sort of horrors come to mind when you imagine the dentist? Pain, the uncomfortable feeling of someone working in your mouth, And the desire to just get away from the fear and discomfort! We know how scary dentistry can be – we see a lot of nervous patients at Marineland Dental Care!
Fear doesn’t HAVE to be part of dentistry, however! We’ve been working long and hard to help our patients conquer their dental fears and have an experience that they are totally comfortable with!
Why Are You Scared?
There are a lot of reasons to be scared of the dentist and we can help with most all of them! We’ve built our Kennewick dentist office on providing great care to all patients no matter how dental-phobic they are!
Our staff are all part of the team for one big reason: they are compassionate, caring people with a passion for dentistry! The second you walk in our door you’ll realize the quality of service we provide. It starts right at the front desk with people who know your name and care about you as a person!
Have You Been Away For A While?
For a lot of patients the fear of dental care goes back to an incident when they were young. That in turn keeps them away from the dentist office and from the care they need! As time goes on those same patients often develop another anxiety: the fear of a lecture when they return.
At Marineland Dental Care we’re solidly committed to a no-shame policy. We’ll never guilt you or lecture you for having been away from the dentist. We want you to feel welcomed and comfortable with us so you keep coming back for great dental care!
Did You Have A Bad Experience In The Past?
This is the biggest reason people develop a fear of the dentist. It’s the old “once bitten twice shy” philosophy in action!
But how long ago did you have that bad experience? Chances are dentistry has changed a lot since then! The dental industry as a whole has made patient experience a big focus recently, meaning that your visit is first and foremost about you!
With advanced technology to make treatment faster and easier, a caring team that will work personally with you, and care that is completely customized to your unique needs you’re sure to feel comfortable with us!
Still Scared? We Can Help!
Some patients simply can’t feel okay about dentistry, and that’s alright! We know how to make your experience okay with dental sedation!
When you simply can’t get past the fear sedation can do a lot to make you feel better. We offer two types of sedation which are used based on the kind of procedure you’re having, your level of fear, and your personal choice!
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most common form of dental sedation. As soon as the nose piece goes on you’ll start to feel relaxed, comfortable, and without a care in the world. Your body might feel heavy and you may start to drift off but you’ll be alert the whole time!
Nitrous also wears off as soon as the mask is removed so you won’t have to worry about being groggy or sedated for longer than you need to be!
Oral sedation is delivered as a pill that we prescribe ahead of time. You take it before you come in and by the time you sit down for your procedure you’ll already be very relaxed! Oral sedation leaves you awake but plenty of our patients drift off to sleep. It’s also an amnesic so you won’t even remember your procedure!
What Else Can We Do To Help?
We truly want to make your dental care experience a good one. If you think you could benefit from the anxiety relief options we listed here please call us! If you would like to find out about other possibilities for your comfort still be sure to call – we’ll work with you to make it a reality!
You can reach Marineland Dental Care at 509-591-0515 or you can request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!