Some of the things that can make your visit to our office a little more comforting is, we do have overhead TVs with wireless headphones that are very nice. It's nice to crank up either a cable TV program, or some music, and tune us out. We do offer Nitrous Oxide, and we highly recommend if it's a stressful situation, or a complicated procedure doing an oral sedation. A lot of it, is our team approach. How we handle things in the office also can have a very calming, relaxing approach to your visit.
Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Do you need dental care but can’t get past your fear? Let Dr. Rod Gleave in Salt Lake City, UT help you get past your fear and get the dental treatment you need with our dental anxiety treatments.
Is dental anxiety common?
Dental anxiety affects between 24 to 35 million people in the United States. That is the same number of people as the 10 largest U.S. cities combined. So, if you are suffering from dental anxiety, you are not alone; millions of people right now are dealing with the same issue. Dr. Rod Gleave knows how hard it is to deal with dental fear, and we will do all we can to help you get past your fear and get the dental care you need.
What causes dental anxiety?
Of those millions of people that suffer from dental anxiety, two-thirds say that their dental fear is due to a painful dental experience from their past. If you are one of these people, it is important to know how much dentistry has changed over the years. Many of these bad experiences are attributed to outdated techniques or a cookie-cutter approach to numbing. Dr. Gleave knows that everybody is different and will be sure to listen to you during your treatment. If you start to feel something you shouldn’t, he will stop and won’t start again until you are comfortable.
How can Rod Gleave, DMD help?
The staff at Rod Gleave, DMD in Salt Lake City, UT is aware that many people suffer from dental anxiety. We are trained to make sure your time with us is as relaxing as possible. We also have a variety of comfort options to make it easier for you to relax while you are in our office. This includes complimentary water and Wi-Fi, magazines and books, headphones, overhead TVs, and blankets. We do everything we can to create a soothing atmosphere.
What sedation options are available?
Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD offers three types of dental sedation. We have nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation available to help take the edge off your nerves so you can get the dental care you need to keep your smile bright.