Dr. Jay Patel Dentist at Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Dental Clinic, serves the communities of Seton, Mahogany, Auburn Bay, Cranston, New Brighton & Surrounding Areas
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August 31, 2020

Dental anxiety

Do you have dental anxiety?

Most people, and especially children, have some level of dental anxiety about visiting their dentist. It’s the dreaded needle! One of the great ironies of dental treatment has been that, until recently, you needed a painful needle in order to prevent pain. What most patients don’t understand is that the greatest source of the pain isn’t the needle. It’s the anesthetic!

Do you avoid the dentist because of anxiety?

People who avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety risk neglecting their oral health care issues to the point where they will require more work, at more expense, and yes, with more needles. For some people, dental anxiety becomes dental phobia. In addition to the horse-sized syringe, patients are also fearful that the anesthetic might not be adequate or might wear off so that there is a sudden jolt of pain when the dreaded drill comes out. Even “sedation dentistry” still involves a needle and anesthesia which exposes you to chemicals. 

Past bad experiences of needles, drills, and not-so-gentle dentists should not prevent you from finding the oral care you need and deserve. You should not be fearful and anxious about going to your dentist, and then feel silly because you do.

Most patients say it's pain-free! 

Dr. Jay Patel believes that dentistry should not have to be scary or painful, which is why he uses the Solea laser.  He has treated hundreds of patients with the Solea laser which has been around since 2013. It is incredibly safe and Dr. Patel is a trained expert with it. 

What is a Solea Laser?

The Solea is a C02 laser that produces a very narrow beam of light energy. For most patients and procedures, the Solea laser replaces the dental drill, eliminates the need for anesthesia, and there is no bleeding. This has been a huge step forward in dentistry, and it eliminates the following problems for patients with dental anxiety: .

  1. Fear of the anesthetic needles 
  2. Fear of the dental drill 
  3. Anxiety about pain during the procedure 
  4. Numbness and that crooked smile to go back to work

Imagine your dental visit involves no needles, no drill, no pain, no noise, no white-knuckling the chair, and no numbness!

Dr. Patel is ready to make the process of your dental care easy and pain-free. Just follow these steps:

1. Make an appointment
2. Experience needle and drill-free dentistry
3. Never be afraid of the dentist again!

So stop being afraid of visiting the dentist. You can stop putting toxic anesthetic chemicals into your body. Avoid the sedation costs, and visit the dentist without feeling anxiety any more. Most importantly, avoid higher dental treatment costs due to avoiding the dentist. 

Instead, take control over your dental treatment experience and feel good about taking better care of your oral health. You deserve to feel calm and confident that you are getting truly pain-free dental treatments. 

You will save money too as the Solea laser treatments cost the same as regular fillings. If you have neglected your teeth due to dental anxiety, don’t be afraid that we will judge you when you are brave enough to come in. We invested in the Solea laser specifically to help patients just like you! 

Learn more about needle and drill-free dental treatments

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