As many as one in five adults avoids going to the dentist due to dental anxiety. This fear can stem from a terrible past experience or a disdain for what’s often a cold and clinical environment. Some people are just afraid of the possibility of pain. Whatever the reason, dental anxiety is keeping many Americans from achieving the healthy smile they deserve.
At Stonecreek Dental Care, we’ve aimed to create a practice where patient comfort and excellent dentistry go hand in hand. From our caring and highly qualified staff to the seemingly small details that make a huge difference — coffee and cookies waiting for you after your appointment and spa-like treatments — we go the extra mile to make your experience a pleasant one.
Plus, we even offer dental sedation, which is great for easing tension in instances of severe anxiety or extensive dental work.
If you’re ready to experience comfortable dentistry and get your oral health back on track, it’s time to give us a call. We have convenient locations across the Buckeye State, including in Centerville, OH, so you’re sure to find one near you. You can also fill out our easy-to-use online form to request an appointment.
In the meantime, read on for some of the ways we’re constantly working to maximize patient comfort at Stonecreek Dental Care.
1. High-Tech Dentistry In A Place That Feels Like Home
No matter which office you visit, you’ll notice a difference when you come to Stonecreek Dental Care. Although we have multiple locations, we’re still a locally owned chain of dental practices, each staffed with a caring team of professionals who are eager to build relationships with their patients. You’re not just another face here at Stonecreek Dental Care, and that’s part of why we’re able to provide such personalized care.
Still, we’re committed to providing top-notch dental care that keeps your smile functioning and feeling great for years to come. That’s why we’ve invested in state-of-the-art dental technology that allows us to better understand the state of your mouth, more thoroughly plan your treatment, and quickly diagnose dental complications. We even use special tools that reduce unpleasant vibration and noise during dental procedures, which makes the work more comfortable for you.
Plus, Stonecreek Dental Care is proud to employ dentists who are experts in a variety of areas. This allows us to provide excellent comprehensive dentistry. Whether you need a root canal, Invisalign®, or dental implants, we’re able to meet your needs under one roof. You’ll feel like family here. That’s our goal.
2. Stress-Reducing Amenities To Put You At Ease
We take patient comfort very seriously at Stonecreek Dental Care. And part of that is offering comfort amenities you’d be hard-pressed to find at other dental practices. Depending on which location you visit, you’ll be able to enjoy:
- Extended hours, including some weekend availability
- Paraffin hand dip treatments
- Coffee and cookies
- A kids’ corner toy machine for our younger patients
We also know that sometimes, it’s the cost of treatment that drives dental anxiety. So we’ve created a set of payment options that are flexible and convenient. We offer free consultations, so you can explore treatment options and ask questions without feeling pressured.
We accept credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover), as well as cash, checks, and our own in-house savings plan. For those who qualify, we also work with CareCredit to provide low-interest and no-interest payment plans. We can also arrange a payment plan for you in-house; just call us and ask about it prior to your treatment date.
3. Dental Sedation To Minimize Stress And Pain
When you’ve gotten a paraffin wax hand treatment, enjoyed a delicious cookie, talked with our talented dentists, and still feel anxious, it’s OK. We’re able to further minimize stress during your visit with the help of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry involves the use of certain medications to affect how you experience your dental work.
Depending on which office you visit, you’ll be able to request the following forms of dental sedation:
- Nitrous oxide. This is a relatively mild form of sedation commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” You inhale it through a small mask placed over your nose. Within a few deep breaths, you’ll start to feel a sense of calm and mild euphoria.
- Oral sedation. This form of sedation is a pill you take before your dental work is scheduled to begin. By the time your procedure starts, you’ll feel relaxed.
- IV sedation. The deepest form of sedation we offer, IV sedation is great for patients with intense anxiety or those undergoing hours of dental work. It allows you to experience your procedure while in a dream-like state, so you feel no pain or stress. You also will have limited memory of the procedure after the sedation wears off.
Overcome Dental Anxiety At Stonecreek Dental Care
If dental anxiety is preventing you from getting the care you need, it’s time to do something about it! Experience our dedication to patient comfort at any of Stonecreek Dental Care’s locations.
Call the office nearest you, or fill out our online form to request an appointment.