Why Let Dental Anxiety Keeping You from a Healthy Smile?

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At KC Smile Doc in Corpus Christi, Texas, our goal is to give our patients the best quality dental care in the most pleasant and comfortable environment as we can. We do know however, that some patients feel anxiety regarding dental procedures and in fact, often avoid and delay necessary treatment due to this anxiety. Don’t worry if this describes you, you are certainly not alone!  We have heard of many reasons that cause this, including the following:

–Anxiety that the procedure will be painful.

–Anxiety over receiving and injection, and of the infection not working.

–Anxiety over the side effects of anesthesia.

–Anxiety over not being in control while someone is in your personal space, feeling vulnerable and helpless.

Dr. J. Richard Burch and our team work hard to provide you with a positive experience in a safe and calm atmosphere. Our dental team will work with you to help you feel safe and comfortable during your treatment. Remember, we have helped anxious patients before, so there is no need to be embarrassed, and we invite you to let us know beforehand of your concerns. We will work with you to help you feel comfortable, and will go over in advance what will happen as the procedure unfolds. This will help you know exactly what to expect next. We can also work out a signal to let us know you need us to stop for a moment. Most patients like to raise an arm to let us know they need to take a breather, or to rinse or spit.

So please don’t let anxiety keep you from having a healthy smile. If you are ready to schedule your next visit with caring dentist, please call our team at 816-822-0990 today. Dr. J. Richard Burch and our team are here to keep your smile healthy and bright.