3 Reasons Not to be Afraid of Visiting the Dentist

Nervous woman at dentist with toothache holding cheek
If you have a dental issue, there’s no reason to fear going to the dentist.

Does the thought of visiting the dentist frighten you? Would you rather bear the agony of dental pain than muster the courage to visit a 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. (In fact, we do everything we can to make it actually enjoyable!) But, if you are one of the many people struggle with anxiety about going to the dentist, here are three reasons you really don’t need to be afraid.

Dentistry Technology has Greatly Improved

Gone are the days when dentists had to extract teeth without any form of anesthesia. Now we use local anesthetics, which make the area of operation free of sensation, meaning you will not feel even the slightest pain during any dental procedure. And applying anesthesia is more precise these days as well; we can numb pain in the exact place where we are working.

Your Dentist is Not Your Enemy!

What picture comes to your mind when you think about your dentist? Hopefully good thoughts! 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.

It’s Your Decision

We will never recommend a procedure that you aren’t comfortable with. After all, our purpose is to help you. So if a procedure doesn’t fit in with your goals, then we can recommend alternative options. This is especially true for cosmetic procedures, where there are a typically variety of options, each with pros and cons. Our small team of highly-skilled dentists led by Dr. Campus will walk you through every step of any procedure you have done. And we promise to always listen to your needs and concerns.

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!