If you feel that familiar pit in your stomach at just the thought of going to the dentist, you are not alone. In fact, millions of Americans feel the same way you do. And while dentistry may have been harder to endure in the past, your Royal Oak, MI dentist wants you to know that things have really changed! Modern dentistry has made great technological advances that not only make most dental procedures more efficient but also more comfortable for our patients.
Does the sound of the dental "drill" send chills up your spine? You'll be glad to know that today's dental tools are much quieter. For example, there are now electric tools available for endodontics, or root canals, that can complete the procedure quicker and with less discomfort for the patient. They are also very quiet.
Many dentists also use noise-canceling headphones to help patients remove themselves from their dental procedure by enjoying their favorite music.
Amenities Designed for Comfort
Many dentists are now paying special attention to the look and feel of their office. You are likely to find televisions in treatment rooms so you can enjoy your favorite program. Aromatherapy is often used so patients don't have to endure the common smells of a dental office. You may get to sit in a massage chair with a comfy blanket or a warm beverage. Most dentists are focusing on the patient experience as well as a high level of care.
A Judgement Free Experience
Many patients avoid the dentist because they are embarrassed about the condition of their mouth. They are afraid they will be judged and reprimanded for their lack of attention to their oral health. The problem is that when you avoid the dentist, you will typically face bigger issues that require more complex treatment procedures, reinforcing the fact that the dentist's office is a bad place.
At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, Dr. Chalasani and her team go out of their way to ensure that you feel comfortable and welcome. We are not here to judge you, but rather meet you where you're at, and together we'll make a plan to move forward. Contact us today to learn more about how we are different and what we can do to help you.