It’s true, visiting the dentist isn’t at the top of most people’s list of favorite things to do. But if you suffer from dental anxiety or a dental phobia, your fears of sitting in our chair go beyond mere jitters. You may worry endlessly about how things could go wrong. You may have trouble sleeping the night before your appointment. You may experience a racing heart or sweaty palms as you sit in our waiting room. You may avoid seeing the dentist altogether. In fact, as many as 9% to 15% of Americans may not get the dental care they need due to anxiety.
Every case is different, but there are some common root causes of people’s fear of the dentist. Sometimes it’s due to a bad experience (or multiple bad experiences!) in the past. Sometimes it’s a fear of pain or the unknown. Sometimes it’s the feeling of helplessness that people don’t like. Others are simply embarrassed or afraid of being judged because of the neglected state of their mouths.
At Douglas A. Callow, D.D.S., we don’t dismiss your apprehension, we take it seriously. Because we know it is real and we want you to get the dental care that you need.
For anxiety-free dentistry in Plymouth, MI, call 734-404-7336.
Our People Make a Difference
We’ve assembled a second-to-none dental team. When it comes to making patients all ages feel comfortable, it always begins with those personal interactions. And every person who works at our practice — from our front-office staff to our dental assistants to our hygienists to Dr. Callow himself — is knowledgeable about dentistry and a natural people person. We engage children, turning what could be a traumatic experience into one that’s fun. And if a patient is anxious, we know just what to say to make him or her comfortable. We are soothing, not clinical, and we treat people like people, not numbers.
Amenities Help You Relax
We want you to enjoy your visit to our office. And yes, it is possible to have a truly pleasant dental experience. We offer amenities that will help keep you calm and comfortable.
- Pillows and blankets ensure you are cozy in the chair.
- Complimentary wifi enables you to entertain yourself online.
- Headphones help keep you blissfully distracted from what’s happening in your mouth.
- Inhaled dental sedation delivers a sense of peace and relaxation.
Technology Improves Care
Dental technology is not only really cool, it is better for patients. Procedures that were unpleasant in the past (and perhaps were even the original source of your anxiety) are now faster, more accurate, and much less invasive. We’ve jumped onto the tech bandwagon with enthusiasm — and the result is a better experience for you.
- Digital X-rays expose you to a fraction of the radiation of the old film variety.
- An intraoral camera enables us to show you the inside of your mouth.
- Ultrasonic scalers make cleanings faster and more comfortable.
For the sake of your dental health and your overall well-being, it’s time to conquer your dental anxiety once and for all. At Douglas A. Callow, D.D.S., we are happy to help. For fear-free dentistry in Plymouth, MI, call us at 734-404-7336. Or fill out and submit our online form.