You may find going to the dentist to be creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, but we want to change that perception.
You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist when you are a patient at Advanced Dental Center. Our dental professionals are dedicated to keeping you comfortable while providing you with the highest-quality care that we can.
Fear of the dentist affects millions of people throughout the United States to one degree or another. You can learn to manage and even overcome that anxiety. We are confident that we can help you, just as we have helped many others in and around Florence, SC.
Your first step is contacting us to discuss our approach to patient care. Call 843-627-4076 today to get started.
What Causes Your Anxiety?
Dental anxiety is more common than many people realize. Every day, we care for patients daily who are or used to feel anxious about dental appointments or particular procedures.
Every patient is different. Your reasons for feeling how you do about the dentist may be similar or vastly different than the next person who walks in our doors. Some commons reasons that we hear are:
- Bad experiences with another dentist
- Fear of pain
- Fear of needles
- Worries about gagging
- Fear of being judged for the condition of your teeth
- Worries about loss of control
- Concerns about a specific service
Whatever your reasons may be, it is important for you to understand what they are. When you share that with us, we can work together to personalize your care so you can keep your smile in good shape for a lifetime.
Discover What Works for You
As we noted above, we can tailor your appointments to ease your mind. Many people have a fear of pain or needles, and we have a great solution for that.
Sedation dentistry has made oral care easier for patients for more than 150 years. In modern practices like ours, we have taken this to another level.
Most people are familiar with laughing gas. This is fast and effective, and it’s great for people receiving routine care. For patients who are hesitant to get a dental cleaning, laughing gas can create a relaxed state of mind while blocking pain sensations. Laughing gas also wears off quickly so you can go about your day.
For patients with higher levels of anxiety, oral sedation can be a better solution. Taking a dose of medication prior to your appointment will keep you in a calm state of mind for a few hours. Just be aware that you should arrange for someone else to drive you to and from your appointment if you choose this option.
By getting to know our team, you can change how you feel about routine dental care. Let us show you how we put patients first.