Welcome to our dentistry blog! We are glad to see you’ve found our online home. Hopefully, you will find your way to our Hoover, Alabama office sooner than later.
If you have been avoiding the dentist out of fear or anxiety, you don’t have to worry about us. We know that this is a very real condition known as dental anxiety, and we know just how to help you work through it long enough to get the care you deserve. It really is in your best interest to keep up with your regular appointments.
We aren’t trying to sound alarmist, but if you don’t visit Perrigo Dental Care every 3-6 months, you will be missing out on the professional teeth cleanings that can keep gum disease and tooth decay on the run. Beyond that, you won’t have a team of caregivers who are sufficiently in-tune with the situation in your mouth to be able to detect any problems when they first emerge.
Think about it: even simple cavities can escalate to the point where a root canal or extraction is required. This is the sort of thing that we want to help you avoid. We always try to minimize any pain or expense. And cavities aren’t the worst of it. One day you could be dealing with oral cancer or some other major problem. That’s why you need to have a dentist you can trust to stay on top of things.
So, what can we do to help alleviate your fears? Well, for starters, we will be kind and compassionate. And you will see that we take a gentle approach to dentistry. Beyond those courtesies, we can go deeper to help you relax while you are in our care.
We Will Put Your Fears To Sleep!
Sedation for the anxious dental patient is something we are proud to make available. We actually provide a couple of services including nitrous oxide. This “laughing gas” is, appropriately enough, something that people laugh about.
The way we explain it to patients is that it’s like having anywhere from 2 to 10 glasses of wine, depending on what you need. It kind of takes the edge off. And it allows them to not worry so much about things that might otherwise concern them.
If you are receiving the gas at Perrigo Dental Care, when you’re done with the procedure it’s like, “wow, time really flies in your office, I didn’t realize I was in your chair for two hours.” To be sure, it provides a better experience for the patient, and that’s what we are going for.
The other thing is, we’ll prescribe an oral sedative that someone can take ahead of time, if that suits them better.
Oral sedation is just a pill that they can take prior to the appointment. It basically calms them down. For lack of a better term, it’s a nerve pill. The pill takes all the anxiety away, and allows patients that are putting off that treatment for fear of the dentist to come in and get all their work done and really not remember any of it.
Doesn’t that sound nice?
Get Back On Track Today!
Contact us today to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment in Hoover, AL! We will help you overcome any obstacles standing between you and good oral health.