The Dental Office Doesn’t Have to be a Scary Place

dental_anxiety_3 _ Synergy Dental Care _ Gillette, Wyoming

Especially during the month of October, there are plenty of places you can go to get your scare on. The dentist’s office shouldn’t be one of them. But if you suffer from dental anxiety, the idea of sitting in that chair is probably far more terrifying than any ghosts, monsters, or haunted house tours.

At Synergy Dental Center of Gillette, WY, our goal is to provide you with an entirely different type of dental experience. One that is soothing, pleasant, and reassuring for even the most anxious patients. To book an appointment, call us at 307-682-3100.


Dental Anxiety Keeps You from the Care You Need

Do you feel ill when you think about visiting the dentist? Do you have difficulty sleeping the night before an appointment? When you sit in that waiting room, can you feel your sense of nervousness rising?

If these symptoms sound all too familiar, you are not alone. It’s believed that between 9% and 20% of Americans fear the dentist to the point that they avoid going. There are a range of reasons for this common phobia.

  • Some people have had a bad, even traumatic, experience with a dentist in the past. Perhaps the doctor lacked a good chairside manner, perhaps the person felt pressured into unwanted or unnecessary procedures. Plus, dentistry even not too long ago was more invasive and uncomfortable than it is today.
  • Other people have a fear of pain or of needles, perhaps stemming from a prior experience. Thanks to technological advancements, today’s dentistry is generally far less painful — even pain-free.
  • Still others just don’t like the experience of lying in that chair, a dentist or hygienist close to their faces, and another person’s hands in their mouth. We get it. It’s not fun. But at Synergy Dental Center, we do everything we can to make your experience as positive as possible.

Why is it so important to face your dental anxiety, anyway? Well, if you want your teeth, gums, and mouth to remain healthy, it’s essential to come in for regular examinations and cleanings. That’s the best way to ensure your visits will be relatively easy-breezy. If you hold off until you are experiencing pain or other symptoms, you may require more complicated procedures to fix your smile. And the longer you allow oral health problems to progress, the more pain you will experience and the more difficult they will be to treat.


Our Staff Makes the Difference

We’ve assembled a team of experienced, highly competent, and compassionate professionals. Not only will we provide you with the best possible modern dental care, but we are always happy to take the time to explain procedures in terms that make sense to you. We also understand how debilitating dental anxiety can be. Our people are nurturing, not dismissive. We treat your concerns seriously, and do everything we can to alleviate them.


Spa-Like Amenities? Sign Me Up!

A dental office doesn’t have to be cold and clinical. At Synergy Dental Center, we want you to feel warm, welcome, and at ease from the moment you walk in the door. We have an inviting waiting room with video games for the kids. And once you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair, we offer several features to help you relax and to distract you from what’s happening in your mouth.  

  • Heated and massage dental chairs
  • Head and neck massages
  • Serene private operatories
  • Transporting television and music available
  • Warm water rinses


We Believe in Technology

At Synergy Dental Center, we’ve invested in the very latest dental technology, including a Cone Beam CT Scanner, T-scan bite analysis, and digital X-rays. For you, the patient, this translates into a better experience: less invasive, less time-consuming, and with superior results.


We Offer Sedation Options

Sometimes, you still need that something extra to take the edge off. At Synergy Dental Center, we offer our patients two levels of sedation to calm nerves. Nitrous oxide is a gas, delivered via nose mask, that instills a sense of euphoria. It is totally safe and a great option for kids and adults! Oral conscious sedation is a pill that you take before your appointment. It is stronger than nitrous oxide and is also used for patients undergoing oral surgery. It too is completely safe while administered under our supervision.


It’s time. Face your fear and make a dental appointment today. At Synergy Dental Center of Gillette, WY, we go out of our way to make you comfortable. To book your next checkup, call 307-682-3100 or fill out our super-handy online form.



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