As many as 1 in 7 people avoid dental care due to fear of the dentist. Finding the right practice can make oral health easier for you. It may not happen overnight or in a single visit, but relieving dental anxiety in Colorado Springs is something our team of professionals has helped many people achieve.Doctor Chad Murdock on relieving dental anxiety Read Transcript
Anxious patients coming in to see me can be assured that we're going to do everything we can to relieve their anxiety, and we start with just simple procedures. We want the patient to know, hey, we're aware that this may be uncomfortable for you, and we want to listen what will help you best make it through your dental procedure.
We use laughing gas or nitrous oxide. We use oral sedation to help patients who are a little more anxious just kind of come into a more comfortable level. We allow them to help plan the appointment for themselves so that they can feel assured that, hey, I'm going to be taken care of. I've got the appropriate sedation that I need on board and that I can make it through my dental appointment. We want to make that a good experience for them.
Other ways we make an anxious patient comfortable is just the customer service aspect of what we're looking at. We want, from the moment they enter into our front door in our office, we want them to be taken care of so that the anxiety they have of sitting down for their appointment can be alleviated from patient entering the door to seeing the doctor, to having their teeth worked on, and then follow up afterwards, just so that they know they're taken care of while we're addressing their anxious concerns for the appointment.
At Accura Dental, you can:
- Know that we will listen to your concerns.
- Have dental treatments with minimal or no pain.
- Take advantage of a variety of comfort options.
- Feel good knowing you’re getting the oral care you need.
Since 2004, Dr. Chad Murdock has been helping patients with advanced technology and modern treatments. To experience this kind of dental care for yourself, call 719-249-2854 to schedule a complimentary consultation or stop by our office at 1230 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite 300. Be sure to ask about our Membership Club to save you money on your dental care.
You’ll Appreciate Our Compassionate Team & Amenities
There isn’t a golden ticket to take away your anxious feelings about visiting a general dentist office. Still, we want your first appointment to be as pleasant as possible. Then, you can feel a little less nervous each time you visit our team of caring and compassionate professionals.
Please tell us about any concerns you may have. If you had a bad dental experience in the past, let us know so we can help find ways for you to stay relaxed.
No single solution works for everyone. That’s why you’ll find a variety of comfort options to make cleanings and other care less stressful for you. We offer:
- A choice of refreshments
- Massage chairs
- Technology stations for multimedia experiences
- Wi-Fi access
- Sedation with laughing gas
- Screens for entertainment and patient education
Some patients find they do need a little extra assistance at least for a few visits. Anti-anxiety medication could help you ease back into a dental chair.
Take Things One Step at a Time
It’s OK if you haven’t been to the dentist in years. You have a lot of company. We are not going to make you feel guilty about that. Instead, we want to meet you where you are and walk with you on your journey to good oral health.
At our practice in Colorado Springs, relieving dental anxiety isn’t an event. It’s a process. Here at Accura Dental, you will find a supportive team who wants you to be as comfortable as you can. Your first step to a healthier smile is by calling 719-249-2854 or contacting us online.