I am scared of the dentist; will my procedure hurt?
Nobody likes pain—and dental pain in particular seems to cause a lot of anxiety with people. We can’t promise a completely pain-free experience when you are here, but we want to reassure you that we will do whatever we can to ensure your comfort while you are here.
Dr. Poonam Gokhale and her team are experienced and have a gentle touch when it comes to dealing with patients. Just speak up if you are uncomfortable during treatment, and we can take a break or figure out a way to ease your discomfort.
If you are getting treatment beyond a routine teeth cleaning, we can offer a local anesthetic to numb the area so you can relax without feeling anything. We can also offer nitrous oxide, which can help you feel relaxed during dental procedures.
If you find that anxiety over a bad experience you might have had at a childhood dental appointment, and you are putting off routine dental care, we would like to let you know that modern dental treatment has come a long way. Even in recent years, dental technology has improved the patient experience so that it is much different than it was when you were a child.
Let us know if you have questions about your upcoming dental appointment at our Austin, TX dental office. Sometimes just knowing what to expect can help alleviate fears.