Why Dental Anxiety is a Thing of the Past at Staley Dental
We know that going to the dentist isn’t always at the top of people’s lists of favorite things to do. But the way we see it, it should be! With today’s approaches to advanced comfort dentistry and painless tools and techniques, trips to the dentist are easier than ever. So if you are in need of a tooth pain remedy, have been avoiding a dentist appointment, are fraught with dental anxiety, or are looking for pain-free dentistry in Boise, Idaho, then read on to learn why Dr. Staley provides the calm and comfortable dental experience that you have been seeking.
Understanding Dental Anxiety
Dr. Staley is quite familiar with all the reasons that patients tend to develop dental anxiety or a fear of going to the dentist. Common reasons tend to include fears of:
- embarrassment about the condition of teeth.
- loss of control.
- not becoming numb from Novocain.
- the dentist in general.
- the drill.
But many of these reasons are for naught today, as modern dentistry has come a long way. Plus, Dr. Staley’s team at Staley Dental have taken significant steps to make patients more comfortable and to make a trip to the dentist a calming experience.
By utilizing advanced dental technology, Staley Dental ensures that each patient has the opportunity to achieve optimal results. We have invested in state-of-the-art dental technology including digital x-rays, intra-oral digital photography, and soft tissue lasers. Here are a few of the ways we use advanced technology to make your visit to the dentist more comfortable than ever before.
1. Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays are the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor that captures and stores digital images on a computer. These images can be viewed instantly and enlarged, helping Dr. Staley and his dental hygienist detect any dental concerns that you might have even faster and easier.
2. Intra-Oral Camera
With the intra-oral camera, the image is broadcast for both you and Dr. Staley to see. You will be able to view images of your teeth instantaneously via a computer screen. This new technology allows you to relax comfortably in the dental chair while you observe a real-time movie of the inside of your mouth! This process makes it simple for you to see and understand what is happening in your mouth and takes out the element of the unknown that many patients find uncomfortable or disconcerting. Not only that, but the intra-oral camera technology makes it easier for the Staley Dental team to keep accurate records from one visit to the next.
3. Soft Tissue Laser
Staley Dental uses the latest dental laser technology to conduct dental procedures on your gums and oral tissues. With the soft tissue laser, Dr. Staley can give fewer injections and less anesthesia, which is a great benefit for those who have a fear of needles. Ultimately, this provides a more relaxing dental experience and reduces dental anxiety. Further, using laser dentistry for gum procedures lessens the risk of bleeding after dental surgery.
Diagnodent is a highly safe fluorescent laser that finds lurking tooth decay quickly, accurately, and in its earliest stages. When we use the Diagnodent All Smiles Design tool, we can accurately identify areas of tooth decay in your mouth without scratching or probing your tooth. This means that we can provide a more significant chance of identifying, treating, and retaining your natural tooth without the need for expensive and time-consuming restorations. Our patients love this treatment as it lessens their fears of unnecessary dental costs that could have been otherwise avoided.
5. Sedation Dentistry
Many patients, including children, fear the loss of control that comes with sedation. But, they also fear pain, the drill, and even the dentist. With sedation dentistry for children, we can help young children keep still so that they remain safe during their treatment. Sedation makes the visit less stressful for the child as well as their parents and reduces the risk of injury. Further, children come out of the procedure with little to no memory of what transpired, making it easier for them to make a return trip down the road because they have nothing to fear.
Let Staley Dental show you how a trip to the dentist can be comfortable.
If you’re not yet convinced that a trip to the dentist can be a calm and comfortable experience, then let us show you in person. Start by making an appointment through our website or giving our office a call. Then take a few minutes to prepare your checklist of dental items to discuss with us, and ensure that you make a few notes about your dental anxiety. The more we know about you, the more we can help you have a great experience in the dental chair. We’ll do everything we can to make you comfortable and ease that dental anxiety. We’re convinced you’ll walk out of our office with a healthier and happier smile too.