How to Handle Fear of Coming to Our Office

Posted on 11/15/2019 by Winning Smile Dental Group
How to Handle Fear of Coming to Our OfficeVisiting any kind of doctor can be stressful for most people. We understand that it can be daunting at times and you may be afraid of us causing pain or giving you bad news about your oral health, but we pride ourselves as the friendliest office around.

We take steps to provide the most professional care possible and take our patient's individual needs into consideration for every visit. We will always consult you before we do anything to your teeth and make sure that you are comfortable with it. If you face fear before coming to our office, there are some steps to take before coming in to help handle the fear.

Steps to Take
Before coming into our office, we recommend that you write down any issues you have been experiencing since your last appointment. We notice a lot of fear comes from being unable to accurately describe a problem. Write down your concerns whether it is pain in a certain tooth, general discomfort, or just a question you would like to ask us. This way we can help you to the best of our abilities when you come in. An added benefit of writing down what you would like to discuss before coming in is that you will not forget to ask about anything.

If you are coming in for a regular teeth cleaning, we ask that you brush your teeth beforehand. It may seem counterintuitive since we are cleaning your teeth, but we can save you a lot of time if you come in with clean teeth making your visit only as long as it needs to be. Alongside brushing, we recommend flossing and using mouthwash if you have any. This will prepare the surfaces of your teeth for plaque removal and we will not have to spend time preparing your teeth.

If you have a child who is fearful of the dentist, we take measures to make the experience fun. We also try to educate your young one on the importance of teeth care while they are here, so they know it is not just you telling them they cannot eat candy for every meal. If you or your child are fearful of coming in for a visit, give us a call. We will be happy to explain anything you need to know about our office and provide any information that you need.

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2500 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201


(224) 307-4977


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