February 3, 2017
There’s a good chance that you know someone who has dental anxiety. It may even be you.
For some people, this is mild, but something they can handle with a little support. For others, this anxiety can make it difficult to make an appointment, much less to visit a dentist’s office.
If you live in or near Gillette, WY, we want you to know that the team at Synergy Dental Center is on your side. We understand that dental anxiety affects many people and that it affects different people in different ways.
As part of our general and family dentistry, we want our patients to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Our team is here to help, and Dr. David Porter will be happy to answer any questions about our approach to dental care.
This is an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns and for us listen to you. Together, we may be able to help you get the dental care you deserve.
Start With Our Welcoming Environment
Our commitment to providing comfortable dental care starts with the people you will meet at Synergy Dental Center. We believe that warmth and the humor that you will experience at our office help to make it a place where our patients feel welcome.
We also know from personal experience that physical comfort can help ease our patients’ minds. That’s why we have added some touches that make coming to our dentist office in Gillette, WY, a little different than other places.
First, we have warmed water instead of spraying cold water, which can be bothersome for people with sensitive teeth.
Second, our dentist chairs have a couple features that you won’t find everywhere. Our chairs are heated, and they are full-body massage chairs. You can take advantage of either or both of these feature before or after your treatment.
That’s only the start of our comfort options for our patients, however.
We offer private operatories, and we have entertainment options. Watching one of your favorite television shows or listening to music could be just what you need to distract you from your dental care.
And if there is something else we can do to help you feel more comfortable, just ask. We will do our best to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
If you have any questions about our comfort options or our approach to dental care, just call 307-622-1311.
Sedation Dentistry & Pain-Free Dental Care
One of the great things about modern dentistry is we have a variety of ways of making your care as painless as possible.
This starts with local anesthesia. By numbing the part of your mouth where there may be a problem, we can prevent you from feeling any pain during your treatment.
We also know that some patients will prefer a more comprehensive approach to pain prevention. For you, we offer two kinds of dental sedation:
◼︎ Nitrous oxide
You may know this by another name — laughing gas. You may not realize that people have been using nitrous oxide for more than 200 years, and it has been used in dental care for at least 150 years.
Nitrous oxide is simple yet quite effective. All you have to do is breathe. Within minutes of inhaling the gas, you will start to feel its calming effects. You will be able to stay relaxed and stay calm.
Because nitrous oxide is an analgesic, you won’t feel any pain during your treatment.
When we are finished, all we do is turn the gas off. By breathing normally, you will exhale any remaining gas. In a matter of moments, you will be feeling like yourself and ready to continue with the rest of your day.
◼︎ Oral conscious sedation
We recommend this form of sedation dentistry for patients with high anxiety and for patients who are undergoing more complicated treatments. You will take some medicine prior to your treatment.
We will wait for the medication to take effect before we begin any procedures. We want to be sure that you are relaxed and that you will remain pain-free.
We do want to point out an important difference between this and nitrous oxide, however. Oral sedation’s effects can last for hours. If you are receiving oral sedation, you must arrange for someone you trust to drive you to and from your appointment.
How Can We Help You?
Good dental care starts with understanding. We want to listen to your concerns and discuss ways we can make dental care easier for you.
To talk to someone at our dentist office in Gillette, WY, reach out to us online or on the phone by calling 307-622-1311.