We at Bullard Dental know that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to visit a dentist for anything other than an emergency.
Your Martinez dentist understands that dental anxiety prevents a lot of people from getting the care they need, so we’ve designed our entire practice around your comfort. Read on to find out about how we can help!
First of all, don’t feel bad if you fear the dentist. It’s very common and understandable. Your mouth is sensitive and private, and having someone else poke around in there can be traumatic. However, there are a ton of things we do to make sure that every patient feels safe and comfortable. That means that from the waiting room to Dr. Bullard’s chair, you are in good hands! We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that your experience is a pleasant one.
In addition to using topical anesthetics to numb you before shots and checking constantly to make sure that you are comfortable, Bullard Dental offers a number of sedation dentistry options that will ease your anxiety. How does sedation dentistry work? Depending on your preference, Dr. Bullard will give you medication before or during your treatment.
Although you will not be asleep during the procedure, the sedatives will help relieve your anxiety and put you in a relaxed, comfortable state. Local anesthetic shots will still be necessary, but you’ll hardly notice them or any of the dental work going on. Just make sure you have a friend or family member to drop you off and pick you up.
Whether or not you choose one of our many sedation options, know that we are committed to giving our community the highest quality dental care, and that means premium services and complete comfort. Want to know more about how we can help get rid of your dental anxiety? Contact Bullard Dental today!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
Dr. Bullard graduated cum laude from Augusta State University with a business administration and management degree. He served as vice president of his dental class at the Medical College of Georgia where he attained his DMD degree. Rather than entering into private practice directly after dental school, he furthered his education by completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center here in Augusta. Here he enriched his skills in diagnosis and treatment planning, endodontics, oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Bullard is currently an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also in the process of attaining Diplomate Status in the American Board of Implant Dentistry. Diplomate Status in the ABOI is an internationally recognized achievement that involves hundreds of hours of dental implant training and multiple written and oral exams. Dr. Bullard is an active member of the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Augusta Dental Society.
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