Going to the dentist is an incredibly important part of keeping yourself healthy. Many people are tempted to write off the dentist as an unnecessary part of health, but research directly links your oral health with your systemic health. In fact, gum disease is directly linked with diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Avoiding your routine dental appointments just isn’t an option, as far as we are concerned. We know how vitally important those cleanings and exams can be. However, we also understand that your past experiences may be telling you to avoid the dentist at all costs! We are here to help you address those past experiences and understand how dental appointments have changed for your benefit!
Let’s begin by addressing the number one reason why patients avoid the dental office: fear.
The Underlying Cause of Fear
There are many reasons to be afraid to come into the office, we know that. After all, we are asking you to open your mouth (a very personal space) and let us look around in there. It’s frightening, but this fear is made exponentially worse when a patient has experienced something terrible at a previous dental office.
We hear stories all the time of patients who have been made to feel embarrassed, ignored, or lectured during an appointment. We’ve also heard of dentists who ignored patients who were feeling pain or tried to convince someone they were fine when they clearly were not. These experiences ruin the trust you should feel towards your dentist. We are here to help.
Defeating Fear with New Experiences
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to find a dentist who is willing to help you build your trust again. You need someone who has the tools necessary to make your entire dental appointment comfortable and fear-free. We can do that for you right here at Westwood Dental Smiles.
We have transformed the dental appointment experience into something that you can handle. In some cases, patients find that they actually enjoy going to the dentist because we have so much to offer them in regard to comfort and advanced care. Let’s take a look at how we have moved dental are into the 21st century.
Making Dental Appointments Easier
Our goal is to make your next dental appointment so easy and comfortable that your trust will be restored in dental care. We do that by helping you feel more at ease, using better technology, and suggesting the best solutions to your dental problems. Let’s take a closer look at how we have transformed dental appointments.
Sedation Dentistry – Sedation dentistry has transformed the dental experience for patients who used to fear a routine procedure. Now, one simple pill or the use of gas can relax your entire body and mind. You will quite possibly sleep through your entire procedure and wake up in complete comfort!
Technology – We know how terrifying dental instruments can be. Just the sight of metal picks and tools is enough to make you feel queasy. We still use those when necessary, but we are also using higher level tools. We use an ultrasonic cleaner when possible to remove debris comfortably. We also use intraoral cameras to help you see exactly what we see in your teeth! We even use a special numbing system called “The Wand” to help you feel numb without any pain or fear!
Better Solutions – We are not your run-of-the-mill dental office using procedures that haven’t been improved in years. We are always looking for better ways to offer care. For example, we are using microscopes to assist during root canals. We offer Invisalign orthodontics instead of metal brackets and wires, and we use dental implants to replace all of your teeth using the All on 4 system.
Learn More When You Call Today!
There are so many other ways that Westwood Dental Smiles is transforming dental care right here in LA, but we just don’t have time to share them all! Come into the office for your next cleaning or exam, and let us show you how we operate. You won’t believe the way dentistry has changed in the past decade. Contact our office today to set up your appointment. We can’t wait to see you!