There are a lot of obstacles that can come between you and the preventive dental care you deserve: scheduling conflicts, work demands, lack of insurance, and even fear. We can assure you that none of these things are insurmountable, especially the latter. That’s because our St. Petersburg, FL dentist’s office makes it easy for folks experiencing dental anxiety to relax and let go of their fears. In today’s post, we’ll tell you a little bit about how we make folks feel comfortable and right at home. Keep reading, and then come see for yourself by scheduling an in-person visit to Jeffery A. Spilman DDS!
Cozy & Comfortable
No matter what your visit entails, we want you to feel 100% comfortable while you are with us. That’s why we will gladly provide extra features such as pillows, blankets, and headphones (with a variety of music to listen to) that are run through one of our iPads. If you have any special requests that would make you feel more at ease, just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Also, if you have children, you are more than welcome to join them for their exam or in the operatory room to help them feel more secure too.
Dental Sedation Options In St. Petersburg
Sometimes a great environment just isn’t enough. That’s why we also offer both nitrous oxide and oral sedation options. If you feel deep-seated fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist, these can help with that. With oral sedation, you will be conscious for your procedure, but you will be very relaxed and odds are you will not remember the procedure at all once it is finished. With nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, you will almost immediately relax as the nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture is fed through a mask. You’ll be awake and will return to your normal state in only a few minutes after the procedure is completed by Dr. Spilman.
Short Waits, Longer Appointments
In addition to these options, we also offer longer appointments to work slowly and methodically through your dental work in a single sitting. This reduces the number of appointments you will need for most of the procedures we offer. This is a great option if you choose sedation, as well, as we can do more work for you while you are already under sedation. But regardless, we are good about keeping to our schedule and we won’t leave you waiting around to get started once you do arrive.
Privacy Matter To Us Too
If you experience anxiety in social situations and feel like you are on display when you sit in an open examination or operatory room, we’ve got you covered. Literally. All of our ops are private, and we can perform all of our procedures behind closed doors to ensure your comfort and privacy.
Learn More, Get Started!
We hope you have been inspired by this post. If you are ready to learn more about all we can do to help you feel more at ease at the dentist’s office, it’s time to take the next step. All you have to do is contact us online or call our St. Petersburg, FL dentist’s office at 727-645-4727. We’ll take care of the rest!