3 Reasons People are Afraid of More than Drills at the Dentist

by | Aug 1, 2021

You kind of know you need to go but you’re nervous. Here’s why you need to go to Ashland Dental to assuage your fears and safeguard your health. Let’s be honest: It’s sometimes difficult to work in the dental field. People generally don’t like to see you. Conversely, If you’re one of the people who have anxiety about dental visits, we feel your, ahem, pain. And we want you to know, help is here. We promise you will learn to LOVE seeing us. Here’s why.

FEAR # 1: It’s going to cost me my next vacation We’re so happy to work with you on affordable options for your treatment. So much so that we are introducing a new insurance plan called the Wellness Program through KLEER. This trusted company often beats your current dental insurance in premium costs. We can spend as much time as you need explaining how it works and how you can still take that tropical escape you’ve been planning for the fall.

FEAR #2: They’re going to find something I don’t know about and it will be bad.  We have to say most of the time, this fear is completely unfounded. Until it isn’t. But we are uncovering much more than dental problems here at our practice. As our patients, you’ll be so happy to learn about serious health issues we can avoid down the road—and that includes problems that impact the whole body.

  • As a Complete Health Dentistry team, we have the technology and training to uncover systemic issues that are initially identified from “dental problems.” For example, bleeding gums and inflammation in the mouth can point to life-threatening cardiovascular events like stroke or heart attack.
  • We can help you with airway issues and work with your healthcare practitioner before sleep apnea and other sleep issues put you at risk for still more vascular events.

FEAR #3 I’m afraid to tell the dentist how long it’s been since I’ve seen a dental professional. If you have long-standing dental avoidance you don’t have to be embarrassed to tell us how long it’s been since your last cleaning. No one is going to shame you here—we get it. Every single person in our practice has been trained to help anxious patients. That means we see a LOT of you. Trust me, we’re not easy to shock and we won’t cringe when you open your mouth.

My friend, here at Ashland we get excited to see someone who hasn’t been to the dentist for a while. You won’t believe the ways we can help you! New technologies in our office can simplify your treatment plan. You can see exactly what we are talking about via scans and X-rays –and we spend just as much time as you need to understand what’s going on with your teeth as well as with your complete health. We also have financial counselors on the team that can show you how you can pay for your treatment. You will soon find you are just as comfortable in the billing department as you are in the chair. Our current patients report that they started out scared and ended up satisfied and excited about finally (finally) taking care of themselves.

We’re not scared of your questions! At Ashland Dental, our mission is to serve the whole person, body, and mind. You can spend the initial, scheduled phone call asking every question under the sun and we won’t rush you. We won’t start anything until you are crystal clear about the Complete Health Dentistry process and how it will enhance your life.

A popular acronym for FEAR is: False Evidence Appearing Real. If you haven’t been to Ashland Dental then any prior dental experience that you’re using as evidence to avoid coming in is completely false. Friend, it’s past time to get real with your health. Call us right now. We’d love to help you. 708-755-1333