One to the main reasons people avoid the dentist is: Fear
People have many different fears associated with going to the dentist. We listen to our patients and hear that many are afraid it’s going to hurt or that they will get harassed by the dentist for not coming in often enough. We find a lot of fears can be associated with bad childhood experiences with the dentist. This is one reason we strive to make sure kids have pleasant visits at our office.
How we deal with fears:
You can control your experience here
If you are afraid because you’ve had a bad experience in the past or if you think we are going to cause you pain, we will work with you to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. We will explain everything you need done and why. If you need to just talk for your first visit and get to know us, that’s fine. We will help you work through your fears until you trust us enough to work on your teeth. We are very patient people here at AFD and want to ensure a positive experience for you.
The truth about pain
The truth is about dental pain is that most people who have pain come in to the office already in pain. We help to fix it. However, a lot of people associate the treatment with the pain. Dr. Zollinger is very skilled at giving pain free injections, and with the new technologies in dentistry we have the most advanced systems that allow treatment to be faster and pain free.
No judgments in our office
If you are embarrassed to come in because it has been a long time since your last visit, please don’t let that stop you. You may think you have bad teeth or that they are a lost cause but that isn’t how we see things. We only focus on the fact that we are glad you decided to come to our office. We look at how we can help you get to a place where you are healthy and proud of your smile and we will never make you feel bad about what has happened in the past. Dr. Zollinger is the best at solving dental issue’s that may seem hopeless and he loves to see his patients keep their own teeth for their lifetime.