Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist

Lady afraid of the dentist | The Smile Center

There are many reasons people are afraid of the dentist. Some are worried about the possible pain of a dental procedure. Others simply dislike what’s often a cold, uninviting environment. But at The Smile Center, our caring staff and comfort measures will help you overcome your fear of the dentist!

From the time you walk into The Smile Center, you’ll notice that we’re not your run-of-the-mill dental practice. Our friendly administrative staff is ready to greet you and help you with whatever you need. We have refreshments at the ready.

Need a blanket or pillow to keep yourself comfortable during your procedure? No problem! We also offer dental sedation options to further calm your nerves.

Plus, our offices in Georgetown, SC and Murrells Inlet, SC are committed to guilt-free dentistry! Our friendly staff is focused on helping you achieve the best dental help possible, not your past dental habits.

Read on for some of the ways we work to prioritize patient comfort. Then, call The Smile Center and experience our top-notch care for yourself!

You can reach our Georgetown office at 843-492-5026 and our Murrells Inlet office at 843-491-5353.


Excellent Care From Experts


When you come to The Smile Center, you’ll feel great knowing you’re in the care of highly trained and experienced professionals.

Dr. Miller has been meeting the dental care needs of Georgetown families for nearly 30 years! In that time, he’s remained committed to continuing education to ensure that his patients receive excellent care.

He has completed additional training in areas such as:

  • Invisalign®
  • Conscious sedation
  • Sinus lift techniques
  • Bone grafting
  • Computer-assisted dental implant placement

Plus, he’s even traveled domestically and abroad to share his extensive knowledge with other dentists!

In 2014, Dr. Cerasaro joined the team at The Smile Center! He really shines in his interactions with our patients. He is also committed to continuing education through the American Dental Association and other professional organizations.


High-Tech Care In A Comfortable Setting


What do you think of when you imagine a dentist’s office? Perhaps you think of drab colors and aggressive air conditioning, things that together make for an uninviting and uninspiring environment.

We wanted to create a space reflective of our coastal South Carolina way of life. We wanted to create a place where our team of dental professionals and our patients could look forward to coming to!

That’s why our office has a bit of a beach-house feel. We hope it’ll help you feel relaxed before your appointment.

But we know that it’s probably going to take more than a warm environment to help you overcome your fear of the dentist.

Creating a comfortable experience for patients also includes investing in the latest dental technology. In recent years, computer-assisted dentistry has continued to evolve in ways that truly benefit the patient.

For example, we’re proud to use The Wand® to numb your mouth before a procedure. This technology takes the sting out of administering local anesthesia!

Some of our services also make use of dental lasers. We realize this might sound scary, but dental lasers actually make treatment more gentle and more precise!

When our highly skilled team of dental professionals uses state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable setting, we think it’s a winning combination.


Comfort Measures And Dental Sedation


We understand that sometimes a reassuring hand, a friendly face, and dental technology aren’t enough to ease your tension.

That’s why we’re proud to offer several different comfort amenities. This includes:

  • Warm blankets
  • Neck pillows
  • Beverages
  • TVs and headphones
  • Air abrasion (to minimize the need for drills)

To further reduce stress and discomfort, we also offer two different kinds of dental sedation. Dental sedation involves the use of medication to affect the way you experience your dental work.

Nitrous oxide is a mild form of dental sedation that is perhaps more commonly known as “laughing gas.” We’ll place a small mask over your nose and have you take a few deep breaths. You’ll soon feel a wave of calm come over you.

We also offer oral sedation, which is administered in the form of a pill that you take before your procedure. It’ll help you feel relaxed and perhaps a bit sleepy. But ultimately, you’ll be ready for your dental work!


Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist


If the only thing standing between you and improved oral health is fear of the dentist, give us a call! Sometimes, finding the right dentist is all you need to alleviate your anxieties.

Give us a call at either one of our two locations. You can also use our convenient online form to request an appointment.

Call Today to Make an Appointment

Georgetown, SC 843-492-5026
Murrells Inlet, SC 843-491-5353
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