This Halloween, Don’t Fear the Dentist | Eugene, OR

This Halloween season, there’s a lot going on to try and scare you. That’s especially true once you let your kids drag you to that haunted house attractions that’s being advertised all of over the place. Plus the television line-ups and multiplexes are filled with scary movies.

But there’s one thing that scares a lot of Americans that really should not; that’s a trip to the dentist office to have your teeth worked on. It’s been estimated that end of millions of Americans will put off needed dental work every year due to fear of the dentist. The end result of that fear is tooth decay, which can try a smile procedure into a more complicated and costly one.

If you’re afraid of the dentist, we understand. At Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, we’re doing our best to take fear completely out of dentistry. So before you let negative past experiences, or horror stories you hear from your friends, keep you from trying our office. We’re different; we strive to offer understanding and compassionate care.

The consequences of putting off needed dental work are actually pretty severe. Plaque continuing builds up in your mouth; even regular brushing and flossing is not enough to ensure that all of it is being effectively removed. As this plaque builds up, your teeth start to decay. Before you know it, you could be suffering from cavities or tooth decay. A quick and routine cleaning every six months can help prevent the aforementioned scenario from occurring.

At our office, we’ve enjoyed taking care of anxious patients for many years. We always strive to help put them at ease and relax before all their appointments. We offer a clean and comfortable office design to immediately put your mind at rest. In addition, we are always willing to answer how every many questions you may have about your procedure before you begin.

If you’re especially worried, we also offer two different and great forms of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is designed to help you relax while you receive the dental care you need and deserve. Many formerly fearful patients credit sedation dentistry with changing their outlook on dentistry and helping to bring them a smile that they can be proud of.

We offer nitrous oxide sedation. You’ve probably heard this referred to as laughing gas; it has this name because of the joyful mood it helps put patients in. Simply breathe in the nitrous oxide during the procedure and you’ll feel extremely relaxed. The effects are temporary, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home from the procedure afterwards.

We also offer oral sedation. We this method, we can prescribe you a mild anti-anxiety medication to take prior to your procedure. It can help you feel relaxed and worry free during the entire appointment. The sedation may require you to have someone to drive you home after your procedure.

So don’t let fear be a factor in your dental decisions. Make an appointment at Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, and let us show you all the great benefits dental work can provide for you. Make an appointment by calling 458-205-5189.

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