Why Some People are Afraid of the Dentists? | General Dentistry - The Smile Center If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’ll likely avoid coming to the dentist. While understandable, this avoidance can actually worsen your dental anxiety.
That’s because skipping regular dental exams can mean problems like cavities or gum disease go undetected. So problems can worsen, which often results in the need for more complex dental procedures like a root canal, or even a tooth extraction and replacement.
Let our Georgetown SC and Murrells Inlet SC dentists and compassionate team end your vicious cycle of dental anxiety! Call The Smile Center at 855-427-0269 for an appointment at either of our two locations.
Caring Staff, Comfort Options
Both our locations in Georgetown SC and Murrells Inlet SC have a relaxed vibe that should help put you at ease. In addition, they include comfort options such as:
- Warm blankets
- Neck pillows
- A choice of beverages
- TVs and headphones
Taking Discomfort Out of Your Dental Procedures
We use dental technology that can take the discomfort out of your dental procedures. Some examples:
- The Wand®. Many people dislike the sting from the needle used to deliver a numbing local anesthetic. This handheld tool painlessly delivers the anesthesia. Even better, you won’t experience unpleasant numbness in your lips and tongue following your procedure.
- Air abrasion. Our dentists can use air abrasion instead of a drill to treat small areas of tooth decay. Unlike a drill, there is no heat, friction, or drilling sound. It works almost like a tiny sandblaster, using compressed air to aim a stream of particles at the decay.
Calming Dental Sedation Nerves
We can also calm your nerves with two forms of dental sedation: nitrous oxide (or “laughing gas”) or an oral sedative you take before your dental procedure.
Ready to put your dental anxiety behind you? Call The Smile Center for an appointment at either of our two locations: 843-492-5026 for Georgetown, SC or 843-491-5353 for Murrells Inlet, SC. Or use our convenient online form.