What is Comfort Dentistry?

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What is Comfort Dentistry?

 

Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of visiting the dentist.

Many people fear dental treatments, dental clinics, dentists or dental needles which may have be due from past experiences or from stories shared by others. Because of this fear of the dentist, there are now many dental office challenged to find ways to better address such issues. And now because of modern dentistry, advanced comfort dentistry techniques are being offered with every treatment procedure.

It has really become a challenge for Oak Brook dentists to make dental appointments more comfortable to patients. The success of a treatment procedure is the triumph of both the patient and the dentist.

Relaxing Music
To provide a comfortable experience, dental clinics will play relaxing music during a patient’s dental appointment. This type of music will help calm the patient’s nerves and lower stress. Some dental offices also take pains to create a more “zen” environment in an effort to make patients feel like they are in a different place instead of in a dental office having their teeth examined.

Movies
Dental clinics also plays age and gender appropriate movies during a procedure so that the patients – young or old – will get distracted with what they see on screen. And when a good movie is playing, the patient will tend to focus on the movie rather than on the dentist. Family or comedy movies are usually preferred.

Sedation
A more common approach to practicing comfort dentistry is to offer sedative techniques to the different treatment procedures. Nitrous oxide is commonly used by most dental office, but there are other sedation techniques administered orally or intravenously, to make the patient more relaxed.

By |2018-11-24T12:22:14+00:00November 24th, 2018|Dental Treatments, Dentistry|

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