If you feel anxious and afraid when you think of going to the dentist, you are not alone. Millions of people put off getting the dental care they need because they have had a traumatic experience with a dentist. Some people don’t get numb with traditional techniques, and many feel embarrassed about the condition of their teeth. You don’t have to worry. Cater to cowards dentist Dr. Murphree can help you overcome your fear and actually look forward to getting dental care.
We Cater to Cowards by Eliminating Pain
Many patients fear the shots that are sometimes needed to numb the mouth. We can eliminate that fear by proving to you that painless shots are possible. And if you are one of the many people who don’t get numb easily, we will believe you. We won’t proceed with treatment until you are completely numb.
Eliminating Anxiety with Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a light kind of sedation mixed with oxygen that you breathe in through a nose mask. It can alleviate stress and anxiety and help you feel more relaxed during your appointment. It can also help increase the effectiveness of novocaine, helping you get numb more easily.
If you would like, we can also provide oral conscious sedation. We’ll give you a medication to take about an hour before your appointment, leaving your fully conscious and able to participate, but so relaxed you won’t remember your appointment afterwards. Find out more about how nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation can help you overcome your fear by visiting our sedation dentist page.
We Provide Gentle Care
From the moment you arrive, you will be treated with the respect and compassion you deserve. Your doctor will come out to greet you personally, and you will have a chance to discuss your condition with him. When you move into the treatment room, we will give you a warmed neck pillow and a blanket to wrap yourself in. And during your treatment, you can listen to music or watch a movie or other TV program.
If you would like to meet Drs. Murphree and Reed and our staff before you commit to an appointment, we’ll be happy to schedule you for a complimentary consultation. But if you feel ready, you can request an appointment by calling our office or filling out our request an appointment page. Be sure to let us know about your fear when you do.