I’m nervous about going to the dentist. How can you help?
It may help to know you are not alone. Our dental team realizes many people experience some form of anxiety related to dental appointments. A large part of overcoming your fears is finding the right dental office where you feel your concerns are heard and you feel comfortable. This motivates our staff to provide a friendly, accommodating environment.
We strive to make you as comfortable as possible. The evening before your new patient visit, Dr. Waters will call you to give you an opportunity to ask any questions. This is the perfect time to discuss any dental concerns or specific fears you may have. When you arrive for your appointment, we begin with an office tour and staff introductions. During this first appointment, our team will ask you about barriers to dental treatment you may have experienced in the past. We have found that communication is critical in helping our patients reduce their dental anxiety, and we encourage your honesty.
Waters Family Dentistry is pleased to offer a Comfort Menu. This menu highlights the services and amenities we offer that will help your visit go smoothly. Dr. Waters is also aware that, for many people, the anesthesia portion of the appointment can cause the greatest anxiety. He uses several techniques to make this as comfortable as possible; in fact, many patients tell us they are happily surprised by their experience.