What is the scariest thing you can imagine as a Halloween costume?
Is it a movie character like Freddie Krueger or Michael Myers? Maybe it’s something you saw on television as a child, like a mummy or a werewolf?
Or maybe, it’s something more realistic than that? It could be the dentist.
We take this seriously because we have seen how fear of the dentist or dental anxiety can affect someone’s oral health. That can lead to a dental emergency, which is not the best way to get reintroduced to oral care.
At Martins Dental Partners, our team works with our patients by getting to know them as individuals. This helps us approach your treatment — whether it’s a cleaning or something more complicated — in a way that helps you feel comfortable.
To learn more about how we approach patient care, we welcome you to visit us in Beverly, MA. Call 978-288-1946 to contact us.
Pain-Free, Worry-Free Care
As we have learned from many patients, a bad experience as a child or a teenager can affect how they feel about the dentist office for decades. That’s also why it’s important for you to know that we have embraced the benefits of modern dentistry.
For starters, your comfort is an integral part of how we approach your oral health. If we can do something to help you feel more relaxed just let us know. Many patients appreciate our in-room television and Bluetooth headphones. This allows you to focus on one of your favorite shows or listen to music, while we do what we do.
We can also take things a step further with three levels of sedation. All three block pain and have a calming effect. With sedation, you may not remember what happens during your visit, which many people have told us is what they like most about these options:
- Inhaled Sedation – This is also known as laughing gas. You just breathe it in and let it calm you down.
- Oral Sedation — This is stronger than inhaled sedation. It takes longer to take effect, and those effects last longer, too.
- IV Sedation — This is our strongest form of sedation. It keeps you in a sleep-like state while we are caring for your smile
Put Technology To Work For You
Our intraoral cameras are one example of how we use technology to make treatment more comfortable for our patients. These cameras let us examine your teeth up close, so we can identify potential problems early. That means we can treat them more effectively and with less invasive procedures.
Our digital X-rays are another example of how we are investing in technology. Digital X-rays allow us to see images faster than film X-rays. These X-rays also are created with a fraction of the radiation of film X-rays, which is better for everyone involved.
To take things a step further, we also use cone-beam computed tomography. This generates 3-D images, which is invaluable in planning dental implant placements and other restorative services.
Get To Know Us
More than anything else, we have found that patients feel more comfortable when they get to know the dental professionals at our Beverly, MA office. We invite you to visit us soon. Call 978-288-1946 or fill out our online form if you would like to know how Martins Dental Partners can assist you in coping with dental anxiety.