Do you like to put on a costume for Halloween? If so, there’s something you could be that’s much scarier to many people than a ghost, a vampire, or a werewolf.
You could be … a dentist!
We really wish this wasn’t the case. We can assure you that Dr. Jerry Farrell is not a scary or mean person, and at our dental office in Johnson City, NY, your comfort is one of our top priorities.
Even so, we understand that many people struggle with dental anxiety and fear. It’s also why we want to help you feel more at ease about getting the oral care you need and deserve to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be.
A good start is getting to know our team and how we approach dental health. Call 607-304-3993 today to learn more about us or to schedule a visit with us. We think you’ll be happy that you did.
Talk About How You Feel
Fear of the dentist affects tens of millions of people in the United States alone. In other words, if you are one of them, you have a lot of company.
And feeling nervous about dental care is perfectly understandable. There are many reasons you might feel uncomfortable about dental visits. Some of the most common we hear are:
- Worry that a treatment will be painful
- Worry that the dentist will be judgmental if there is a problem
- Feeling self-conscious about your smile
- Worry that the dentist may need to use a particular tool (e.g. the drill or a needle)
- Worry that you might gag
- Memories of bad dental experience from your past
This isn’t a complete list, but you get the idea. You may have multiple reasons for feeling the way that you do.
This also is why we go out of our way to make dental visits as relaxing and as comfortable as we can for all our patients. By letting us know your concerns, we can adapt our approach to make your visit much less stressful. In times, many anxious patients have told us they now look forward to their visits with us.
Focus on Your Comfort
Your oral health is important, which is why regular professional dental check-ups should be part of your routine along with your daily brushing and flossing. Helping you relax for a cleaning and exam makes getting those check-ups easier for you.
To that end, we have taken multiple steps to make dental visits as comfortable as we can.
This starts with little things like digital X-rays, which use less radiation and are available much faster. It also includes modern dental equipment and procedures that are far less painful than the old ways of treating problems.
And we offer oral sedation for as well. This can keep you calm and relaxed while also blocking any pain you may be worried about feeling.
Find What Works for You
By getting to know us, many patients feel freer to get the oral care they need. By getting to know you, we can provide care in a way that works for you.
The first step is calling a dental office that cares about your comfort. That’s what you will find at Dr. Farrell’s office in Johnson City, NY.