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When you hear the word “Dentist”, what is your first thought? Do you think of pearly white teeth and getting treasure chest toys growing up? Or, does it bring you back to a terrible experience you had as a child, which makes you cringe and start sweating by just hearing the word “Dentist”? If you associate this word with a traumatic experience, you are not alone! You are one of 40 million people who are afflicted by dental anxiety!

Growing up, I looked forward to going to the dentist. I loved leaving with sparkling clean teeth, and getting to choose a prize! I thought everyone loved going to the dentist just as much as I did. As an adult, I’ve come to learn that this is not always the case! A lot of people come in with some of the most bizarre stories about what has happened to them during dental procedures, leaving them extremely hesitant to visit a dentist again. Many stories include childhood dentists ignoring patients and telling them to “be quiet and hold still!”
Here at Chaffin Dental Care we listen. We want to make sure every time you visit that you leave happy and pleased with everything you had done at your appointment. The moment you walk into our office you will arrive to a smile, rain or shine. The mere fact that you’ve made it to the office means that you are winning the war against the dental anxiety monster! At your first appointment, we will chat with you about what your desires, needs and goals are. We also want to know about which dental demons haunt you and how we can help defeat them!

As your dental home, we give you all the love without all the headaches of family. We understand sometimes love isn’t enough, this is why we offer different levels of comfort and sedation to help you get through your appointments with ease and peace. We have pillows and blankets, movies and music, local anesthetic, nitrous oxide and even oral conscious sedation! The best part about conscious sedation is that you remember the beginning and the end, and very little in-between!

Whether it be that the dental office is your absolute favorite semi-annual appointment to come to, or you dread it due to past experiences, we want to hear your story! We want to know you and what you expect from your dentist and dental visits. If you feel anxious, worried or even terrified when it comes to dental procedures, just remember, you are not alone! We see several patients that are terrified to come to the office that we help to leave their appointments smiling and laughing. Seeing how happy they are when they leave, you would never guess they had hesitations about going to the dentist. If you are thinking about coming in, give us a call! We can help put your mind at ease by answering any questions or concerns you may have. Call or text us today at [phone]!

Published by: Sarah Steele

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