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Why There’s No Need to be Afraid of the Dentist

  • May 1, 2022

Do you feel nervous about going to the dentist? If so, you certainly aren’t alone! Studies show that about 50 to 80 percent of American adults have some form of dental anxiety. However, many people have such extreme anxiety they avoid visiting the dentist completely. That’s why we’re sharing several reasons why you don’t need to be afraid of the dentist. 

You avoid major oral health issues with regular preventive care.

If you have been avoiding the dentist, keep in mind that visiting us for your regular oral exams helps you avoid invasive oral procedures later down the road. When you ignore any pain in your mouth, issues with your gums, and other oral health problems, it can lead to a more serious issue. During an oral exam, we check for these things! By catching them when the issue is small, it’s far easier to treat.

Our advanced technology makes your treatment more comfortable.

Dentistry has come a long way! With our advanced technology, any procedure you have will be efficient and comfortable. For example, we use digital X-rays which expose you to much less radiation. Your dentist, Dr. Forbes, also pursues continued education to stay on top of the latest techniques and patient practices to make sure you are getting the best care possible.

We offer sedation to help you relax.

If necessary, we can offer you sedation through a small pill. This will calm down your anxiety and you’ll avoid any pain throughout the procedure. Dr. Forbes will administer just the right dosage based on your desired level of consciousness. Either way, you won’t feel a thing! 

Our compassionate staff will listen to your concerns.

Whatever reason you are visiting our office, our staff will take the time to address any of your questions or concerns. We’ll take the time to explain what we’re doing and why. You’ll be treated with the utmost respect, whether you’re visiting us for the first time or have been with us for years. Also, you never have to worry about being judged for the state of your teeth. We’re just glad you’re visiting us for your dental care!

You’ll feel better about your oral health.

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you may have anxiety about what we may find during your checkup. However, whatever oral health issues arise, you can be confident in knowing that you are taking the necessary steps to maintain good oral health. Once you walk out of our office, you’ll have a personalized treatment plan that will address any problem areas. 

Ready to take a step towards a healthy smile? There’s no need to be afraid of the dentist with our caring and compassionate team. Call us today at 803-272-4162 for an appointment at Total Dental Care of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.


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