Fear of the dentist can be a common concern, but we understand your worries at Divine Smiles with Dr. Ryan Clancy in Woburn, MA. Dental appointments are crucial for your overall health, and avoiding them can lead to various oral problems. These include bad breath, cavities, gum disease, and even potentially serious health issues like heart disease, osteoporosis, and more. It's essential to address your dental fears and prioritize your oral health. Don't let dental anxiety hold you back; we're here to provide a comfortable and supportive experience during your dental visits. Take the first step towards better oral health today.
Beating Dental Anxiety Successfully
Dental anxiety, fear of the dentist, or dental phobia is the feeling of dread, nervousness, or a genuine fear of getting dental work done. In many instances, dental anxiety stems from one or more painful and/or uncomfortable experiences at the dentist. Severe dental anxiety or dental phobia can result in irrational fear and cause complete avoidance of visiting the dentist. Some people might also avoid visiting the dentist because they find sitting for long periods uncomfortable, they have oversensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or a fear of needles or loud noises.
Never Skip an Appointment
You don’t have to skip appointments with the dentist because you feel anxious. Our team at Divine Smiles is committed to helping patients feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed during every appointment. Contact our Woburn dental office to experience an anxiety-free dental appointment. Call us at (781) 396-8558 today to book your appointment.
Experience Anxiety-Free Dental Appointments in Woburn and Winchester, MA Area
If you suffer from dental anxiety in Woburn, you’re not alone. A number of people feel anxious at the thought of visiting the dentist and will oftentimes put off necessary dental care because their anxiety gets in the way. We want you to know that it doesn’t have to be this way. At Divine Smiles, we want to help you cope and overcome your dental anxiety so you can get the care you need to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Learn how we can help you enjoy an anxiety-free dental appointment, and then contact us at (781) 396-8558 to book an appointment at our Woburn, MA, dental office.
Ways We Keep Our Patients Dental Anxiety-Free
If anything is keeping you from visiting the dentist, we want you to know that we offer a wide range of solutions to help you feel comfortable during your visit with us. Please let us know what we can do to help you stay comfortable and relaxed. Some of the ways we help keep our patients relaxed and anxiety-free include the following.
Start your dental visit off right by relaxing in one of our massage chairs. We invite you to arrive early to kick back in one of our chairs and alleviate any stress or anxiety before your appointment. You’re also welcome to use the massage chair after your appointment is over, helping you feel calm and centered before returning to your day.
We understand that loud noises can be a trigger for those with dental anxiety. Therefore, we offer noise-canceling headphones for patients to wear for the duration of their treatment. Sit back and relax while listening to your favorite music while we take care of your teeth.
Keeping yourself distracted during your appointment is a great way to stay anxiety-free. We have TV monitors on the wall and ceiling so you can watch your favorite TV shows and stay distracted throughout your entire appointment, no matter what position you’re sitting in.
NuCalm is a drug-free relaxation system. The system helps you achieve a state of deep relaxation by using a combination of therapies, essential oils, micro-current stimulation, music, and an eye mask or light-canceling glasses. The combination of therapies will help you drift into deep relaxation. The NuCalm system won’t just help you feel relaxed; you will also feel refreshed after your dental appointment like you just took the best nap of your life.
Sometimes, the smells in dental offices can trigger dental anxiety. This is why we use diffusers throughout our office to give the air a fresh scent—not the traditional dental office smell you’re used to.
We never want you to feel like your appointment is rushed. We schedule longer appointment time frames so that you receive our complete, undivided attention throughout your appointment. This also gives us extra time to give you any needed breaks or to answer all your questions. We want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Hearing or seeing another patient getting a procedure can also cause dental anxiety, which is why we have all private operatories for our patients. You won’t be aware of anything that’s happening outside of your own private room, so you can focus on your appointment, not the appointment of someone else.
If there is anything else you need to feel comfortable and relaxed, like a break in our relaxation room, where we have massage chairs, a quick step outside, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We want to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Ryan Clancy and every member of our team are here to help guide you to your healthiest, most confident smile. Take the first step by scheduling a full assessment of your concerns, and begin designing your ideal smile and personalized treatment plan.