Taking Fear Out of Cosmetic Dentistry Sights, Sounds and Smells

Cosmetic dentistry probably conjures up images of the refined new you ready for any new social or professional activities with a greater vibrancy for life. Whether it is tooth whitening, dental veneers, or dental implants, you’ve probably been intrigued by the outcome that people who have had such procedures. When you are at the shopping mall, you’re likely to see cashiers who have had tooth whitening. When you are at a business meeting or dinner party, you’ve probably seen someone who has had dental veneers or dental implants. After all, cosmetic dentistry is commonplace today. Yet, you still may refrain. Something is holding you back. You know it’s not finances. You know it’s not that there isn’t enough time to take out for one or two dental visits to enhance your life.  On the other hand, you think it may be that you are afraid of cosmetic dentistry sights, sounds and smells.

If so, it’s no surprise. It’s common for people to have fear about dentistry sights, sounds and smells.  In fact, sometimes this fear may bring about feelings of anxiety and panic.  However, there is no need to worry at Austin Dental Spa.  We’ve got you covered. Instead of the sterile smell like might make you wince when you come to our office, we use aromatherapy to counteract medical scents. In addition, you need not be concerned about smelly materials in your mouth because we can protect your sensory triggers from going into this mode with sedation dentistry tools available in our practice.

In terms of sights, seek out spa like practices. Ask yourself, “Would you feel more comfortable going into an office that looks like a resort, living room, or one that looks like a medical office?” Spa like practices tend to offer the best in ambiance which omits the risk that an unpleasant sight will trigger fearful emotions. You can usually get an idea of what the practice focus is by viewing their website.  Better yet, go in for a consultation!

Finally, sounds. Offered at the right dental practices, you’ll find calming pleasant music, television and even maybe your favorite movies to distract you from bothersome sounds. In fact, the instruments used in dentistry today have been improved so quieter instruments may be available at a dentist’s modernized office.

There may be other sights, sounds and smells that are troublesome for you. Yet, there’s no need to delay your dental care.   With the right dental practice, you can feel great while receiving your dental care and soon you’ll feel enhanced with your results from cosmetic dentistry.

If you are interested in a consultation, contact Austin dentist Dr. Mark Sweeney at 512-380-1300.