If you are afraid of your dentist, you are not alone. At Ritchie Dental Group, we encounter many nervous dental patients. 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 pain control including oral conscious sedation. This allows our dentistry patients to make educated decisions about their oral health and necessary dental procedures.
2) Dr. Greg Ritchie 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.
Speak up immediately if you start to feel discomfort. We will pause treatment, administer an additional analgesic and wait until it takes effect. At Ritchie Dental Group, we never rush dental treatment.
3) We provide many in-office amenities at Ritchie Dental Group which help our dental patients concentrate on something pleasant during dental treatment. Not every dental patient chooses sleep dentistry. Sometimes chemical-free diversions such as listening to your favorite music provide a distraction while letting you remain clear-headed.