Later this month, you will see kids (and some adults) dressed in costumes. Some will choose their favorite movie and television characters. Others will dress as something meant to be scary — vampires, werewolves, and other monsters.
But the scariest thing for many people isn’t a fictional creature. They are real people.
They are dentists!
We don’t mean to make like of dental anxiety. We know and have seen how fear of the dentist can and does affect people. It also can be harmful to your oral and overall health.
That’s why our team Dr. Jerry Farrell’s office goes out of our way to help our patients feel calm, comfortable, and in control during their visit to our Johnson City, NY dental office.
To learn more about our approach to patient care, keep reading or call 607-304-3993 to schedule a visit to our office.
Treating People, Not Just Teeth
First and foremost, we want you to know that there is nothing wrong with you if you are fearful of dental care. Conservative estimates are that up to 15 percent of the U.S. population avoids going to the dentist due to anxiety.
Second, you can learn to manage those feelings. Dental fear is not something that is going to go away in one visit. However, we have seen that it can get a little easier when you find dental professionals who you trust.
To build that trust, we place a high priority on our relationships with our patients. The way we see it, we aren’t treating a mouth. We are caring for a person — you — and that’s the most important thing we can do.
Dr. Farrell has more than 30 years of experience helping patients. His chairside manner can help put you at ease. He’s known for being a great storyteller, and he strives to make dental visits pleasant.
The rest of our team is equally committed to keeping you calm and comfortable from the moment you walk in our doors until you are ready to return home.
Whenever possible, we try to focus on providing noninvasive solutions. You deserve to be happy with your smile, and that’s more likely to happen if your mouth is healthy. By making oral care easier for our patients, we know they are more likely to get the preventive treatments that can reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health concerns.
Making You Comfortable
We know that a bad experience can have a long-lasting impact on you. Many adults have told us about how something that happened in their childhood made it difficult for them to return to the dentist until decades later.
Please know that our team will not judge you. Whether you have perfect teeth or you could benefit from some restorative care, our goal is to work with you to give you the healthiest smile that we can.
This starts by focusing on making your visit pain-free and worry-free. We do this with modern dental technology and techniques. Digital X-rays are faster and safer than traditional X-rays. Modern tools are more comfortable than the ones you may remember from your younger days.
Last but not least, we offer dental sedation as well. By taking a dose of medication, you can ease back into the chair. When the medicine takes effect, it puts your mind at ease, keeps you relaxed, and blocks pain during your treatment. Sedation has allowed even the most fearful patients to get the care they need to get their oral health back on track.
Let Us Show You How Easy It Can Be
You can have a healthy smile. You can learn to manage your dental anxiety, too. We can help. We want to help. Let us work for you and with you. Visit Dr. Jerry Farrell in Johnson City, NY. Call 607-304-3993 or contact us online to get started.