3 Reasons not to be Afraid of Visiting the Dentist

Does the thought of visiting a dentist send chills down your spine? Would you rather bear the agony of dental pain, than to muster the courage to step foot into the dental office? Then you are not alone. The fear of visiting the dentist is quite common, not only among U.S. citizens but also throughout the world. Statistically, nearly 3 out of every 4 people have some level of anxiety about going to the dentist.

Is the visit to a dental office really that painful or stressful? Usually not. This general dental anxiety most people feels usually stems from bad childhood memories of dental visits. Others are afraid of the dental needle (yours truly), or simply the sound of the dental drill. If you are one of these people, here are 3 reasons you really don’t need to fear or feel as anxious about going to the dentist:

Dentistry has Technologically Evolved

Gone are the days when dentists had to extract teeth without any form of anesthesia. Modern dentists use local anesthetics, which make the area of operation free of pain sensations and you will not feel even the slightest pain during any dental procedure. And applying anesthesia is more precise these days. So while that doesn’t simply cure ones (my) fear of needles, it does make it easier to deal with, and less painful.

Your Dentist is Not Your Enemy

What picture comes to your mind when you think about a dentist? Maybe a middle-aged angry man or woman who wants to take all your teeth out? As silly as that mental picture may be, it’s not what you’ll experiencer here at Bright Downtown. Whether you visit us for a general cleaning and exam or more in-depth dental implants, you will be amazed to find how friendly and well-trained our team is. After having helped thousands of patients, we know how make you comfortable and less anxious.

You are Control

We will never, nor should any dentist, perform any procedure on you without your express consent. Our small team of highly-skilled dentists led by Dr. Campus will walk you through every step of any procedure you have done.

Learn more about the dental services we offer here at Bright Downtown. If you’re located in the downtown Pensacola area, and are looking for a great dentist with a convenient location, give us a call today at (850) 495-2999. We’d love to help.