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Making Dentistry Easier for Nervous Patients: Our Approach at Smile Design Dentistry in Plymouth, Minnesota

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At Smile Design Dentistry in Plymouth, Minnesota, we understand that some patients may feel nervous or anxious about their dental appointments. It is our goal to make every patient feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit, no matter how small or significant the procedure may be.

We believe in providing a stress-free environment, and our team is well-equipped with techniques and amenities to help ease our patients’ nerves. Here are some of the ways we make dentistry easier for nervous patients:

Breathing Techniques

One of the simplest and most effective ways to ease nervousness is through breathing techniques. Taking deep breaths and focusing on your breathing can help calm your nerves and relax your muscles. Our dental team can guide you through breathing
techniques to help you feel more comfortable during your visit.

Comfort Amenities

We want our patients to feel at home while they’re in our office. We offer a variety of comfort amenities, including blankets, pillows, and headphones. You can watch TV or listen to music to help take your mind off the procedure.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has been shown to have calming effects on the body and mind. We offer lavender essential oil aromatherapy upon request to help our patients feel more relaxed during their visit.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a safe and effective MILD sedative that can help patients relax during dental procedures. The gas is administered through a small mask, and its effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed.

Oral Sedatives

For patients who need more than nitrous oxide to feel comfortable, we offer oral sedatives. These medications are taken before the appointment to help patients feel more relaxed during the procedure. Our dental team will discuss your options and ensure your safety and comfort throughout the process.

Sedation Dentistry

For patients who have severe dental anxiety or need extensive dental work, we offer sedation dentistry. This type of dentistry involves the use of intravenous sedation, which allows patients to feel more relaxed and comfortable during their visit. Sedation dentistry is safe and effective, and our team is trained to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

At Smile Design Dentistry in Plymouth, Minnesota, we believe that dentistry should be accessible and stress-free for everyone. If you’re a nervous patient, we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our sedation dentistry options and how we can help make your next dental visit a comfortable and relaxing experience.

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