Countless Americans avoid the dentist due to fear and anxiety. If you’re one of those people, the 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC team can help with relieving dental anxiety in New Orleans. Whether you have a fear of pain, worry about a lecture, or experience discomfort in clinical environments, we’ll put you at ease. Your beautiful smile may depend on it!Image Title: Relieving Dental Anxiety A Gentle and Comfortable Experience Read Transcript
With anxiety, the patient that's anxious, you have to take a kind of catered approach to the patient. Then the most important thing is figuring out why. Where's the anxiety coming from? And nine times out of 10, you will get the response, 'I was six, seven years old, and I went to a dentist. I told him I was feeling everything when he was working on me, but he just kept working.' So that will key me in to say, 'All right, if you do feel something, let the patient know. I will stop. I will give you more anesthesia. I'm not going to keep working.' You have to let the anxious dental patient know that you are there for them. It's not solely about getting something done no matter how long it may take.
I've had a patient where a simple procedure, just like a filling, may take 45 minutes simply because the patient is anxious. I'm not going to rush that patient or just hurry through it to get done. And I go into another room and do the same procedure on a different patient, and it literally may take 10 or 15 minutes. So, catering to the patient's need is the most important thing, in my opinion, to help relieve some of the anxiety.
You’ll find it easy to relax with:
- Patient-friendly technology, including digital X-rays
- Private care rooms
- A compassionate staff
- Massaging chairs and other comforts
- Safe oral sedation, if you need it
To experience a stress-free dental visit, call 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC at 504-266-0664.
Stay Comfortable With Amenities & Sedation
We work hard to provide service that goes above and beyond your expectations in every way, and that includes making you feel good about your visit. It starts with our staff, handpicked to be caring, compassionate, and responsive to your needs. After just one visit, you’ll feel like you already know us!
You can start relaxing right away in our comfortable waiting room. Plus, all of our care rooms are completely private. We can even schedule a longer appointment time if that will make you more comfortable. We offer welcome distractions to take your mind off your treatment, such as:
- Massaging dental chairs
- Digital TV
If our caring staff and comfort amenities aren’t enough to calm your dental anxiety, we can also offer dental sedation in the form of a pill that you take prior to your appointment.
Helpful Technology Puts You at Ease
We use awesome technology to keep your care comfortable and precise, including:
- Digital X-rays, which help Dr. John Tripp make quick, precise diagnoses
- Panoramic X-rays and 3-D imaging, which reveal possible complications like impacted teeth before your procedure starts
- Intraoral cameras, which help us look into all the nooks and crannies of your mouth and share the view with you so you better understand your treatment options
At 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC, we are committed to relieving dental anxiety in New Orleans. To schedule a relaxing visit, call us today at 504-266-0664. We’re on South Claiborne Avenue, near the Claiborne Avenue overpass.