If you are afraid of your dentist, you are not alone. At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we encounter many patients who cope with dental anxiety. How do we calm their fears, provide a comfortable dental environment, and earn lifelong patients?
1) We carefully explain the findings of the initial dental examination, and thoroughly outline any recommended care. The consultation also includes a discussion about sedation dentistry options. This allows our patients to make educated decisions about their oral health and necessary dental services.
2) Dr. David Rice practices gentle, pain-free dentistry. Dental treatment will not begin until you are numb. Keep in mind, however, that every dentistry patient reacts to numbing agents and sedation medications differently.
3) Sedation dentistry options including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, IV sedation, and dental general anesthesia.
4) We provide many in-office amenities, which help our dental patients focus on something pleasant during dental treatment. Not every dental patient chooses sedation dentistry. Sometimes chemical-free diversions such as listening to your favorite music provide a distraction while letting you remain clear-headed.