Westwood Family Dental, a dentist in Sedalia, MO, announces the launch of “Comfort Dentistry” for all dental services. This program is designed to relieve fears, anxieties, and stresses related to going to the dentist.
According to WebMD, between “9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear.” The team at Westwood Family Dental is seeking to change this perception of dentistry by offering effective comfort solutions that allow all patients to receive modern, relaxing dental treatment.
The Comfort Dentistry difference begins when the patient walks in the door. The staff greets patients with a warm, welcoming presence that sets the tone for the entire dental experience. While they wait for their appointment, patients can enjoy a complimentary beverage, such as coffee, tea, or water.
Patients are then shown into the exam room or the “Comfort Zone.” Soft Pandora music creates a peaceful environment. Westwood Family Dental provides warm blankets, warm neck rolls, or a warm facial towel to help the patient relax and be at ease even before treatment begins.
Staff and providers always use a gentle touch and refined dentistry techniques; however, a number of sedation options are available to calm the patient before and during each appointment. This technique is known as Conscious Sedation Dentistry. The patient remains awake, but the stress is gone. Sedation alleviates anxiety and makes the dental experience comfortable and memorable.
Westwood Family Dental also uses a NOMAD Portable X-Ray System that revolutionizes the oral x-ray process. Gone are the days of biting down on an uncomfortable contraption. The NOMAD speeds up the x-ray taking process, and the operator can remain in the room to keep the patient at ease. As well as being conveniently portable, the NOMAD system features shielding that reduces x-ray exposure. The device is even safe to use during pregnancy.
Even if a patient is not usually nervous about going to the dentist, he or she may have some apprehension about a procedure that requires an injection. Westwood Family Dental utilizes prescription-strength topical numbing gel to numb the gums before an injection, eliminating that initial uncomfortable pinch from the needle. A powerful local anesthetic is also used that, when combined with the numbing gel, makes dental procedures painless.
Westwood Family Dental is proud to offer dental patients a warm, welcoming environment in which to receive their routine, preventive, family, and cosmetic dental care. Led by Dr. Eric Wilson, the team promises to create a caring, compassionate patient experience that exceeds expectations. Westwood Family Dental provides the best dental care available and treats every patient with respect, helping them understand their dental diagnosis, possible solutions to their issue, and the cost of treatment.
For more information about comfort dentistry in Sedalia, MO, visit the Westwood Family Dental website at https://westwoodfamilydds.com. Staff can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1 (660) 851-2128.