As you think about your New Year’s resolutions, improving your health is likely somewhere on your list.

There’s no better time to start fresh than now!

And our team at Bayou Dental Group wants to fill you in on one of the best resolutions you can make for your smile in 2018.

Overcoming dental anxiety is the best thing to do for your oral health this year. A healthy mouth, and a healthy body, demands regular visits to your Monroe, LA dentist. But if fear is holding you back from that, it can be a catalyst for a series of dangerous health problems.

Not this year, though!

Bayou Dental Group is here to help you get past it with a warm, welcoming environment and oral sedation!

Know Why You’re Afraid Of Dental Care

There are a number of reasons people try to avoid the dentist, all of them understandable. Knowing which one is keeping you out of the dental chair will get you one step closer to facing and overcoming your fears.

*Maybe You Dread A Lecture From The Dentist

Chances are you could have poor oral health if it’s been a long time since your last dental appointment. In that case, it’s natural to feel ashamed about your teeth and gums. You may even expect to be lectured by Dr. Finley, but that just won’t happen. All of us at Bayou Dental Group are here to help, not to judge, plain and simple.

So you can put that fear out of your mind!

*Maybe You Have High Sensitivity To Pain

Perhaps this common cause of dental anxiety is the most relatable. Who wants to be in pain? Any medical procedure can ignite your nerves and tempt you to cancel appointments. But in our Monroe dental office, we can help you feel relaxed with nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and effective anesthetics. There’s no reason to fear painful treatment.

*Maybe Your Memories Of Past Appointments Are Too Traumatic

No one wants to risk reliving similar childhood traumas into adulthood. We do all we can to keep that from happening by making sure you’re comfortable every step of the way. Earning your trust is an invaluable part of helping you build confidence about maintaining appointments and undergoing treatments.

Overcome Dental Anxiety In 2018!

We know how hard it is for many patients to make routine trips to the dentist office. In fact, over half of the adults in this country are too afraid to go to the dentist office at all, according to the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington.

Knowing just how pervasive dental anxiety is and how serious its implications, Dr. Finley is dedicated to your comfort while you’re in our care. With memories of traumatic dental experiences of his own, Dr. Finley is truly compassionate about your fears and will work to help you overcome them.

One of our most effective strategies for building your confidence about dental treatment is the use of oral conscious sedation.

With a pill you take shortly before your appointment, such as Restoril or Halcion, you’ll be in a relaxed state in time for your procedure.  

Each time you’re able to undergo treatment thanks to oral sedation, you will build more and more courage. Eventually, you may find that you no longer need medicinal assistance to feel calm about visiting our Monroe, LA dental office!

With a welcoming staff, various comfort options like blankets and relaxing music, and oral sedation, you could overcome dental anxiety in 2018!

Call Us Soon For An Appointment!

No amount of dedication to your home oral care routine is enough to truly protect yourself against gum disease. It’s certainly important to brush and floss every day like you’re supposed to, but you need more than that.

You need regular dental cleanings and exams at the hands of experienced, trained professionals like you’ll find at Bayou Dental Group.

We’re not saying that you don’t know what you’re doing when it comes to daily oral hygiene. What we’re talking about are the dark, tiny spaces in your mouth that your toothbrush and dental floss just can’t reach. It takes the right tools, technology, and training our professionals have to give your mouth a deep, thorough cleaning to spot dental problems early.

That way, we can give you the right dental treatment so you can avoid more serious trouble with your oral health down the road.

But unless we help you get past your fears about professional dental care, we can’t effectively prevent threats to your health or your smile like gum disease.

This is what motivates us to go above and beyond in our Monroe, LA dental office to make you feel relaxed, comfortable, and confident about your appointments.

Find out more about how we can do that for you at Bayou Dental Group, including our option to try oral sedation for your next treatment. Call our Monroe, LA dental office at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form  to schedule an appointment.