“My hands were trembling when I picked up the phone and I was whispering prayers to myself,” said Edna Drye.
Like many others, Edna was a dental phobic. She was willing to give up her favorite foods, to stop smiling at her friends and loved ones and to suffer in silence. Anything was better than picking up the phone to schedule an appointment with a dentist.
Edna, a day-care provider, was in her mid-fifties when she looked in the yellow pages to find the name of a dentist who could help her. She found the image of a smiling dentist who offered, “care for the high fear patient”. When a friendly voice answered and offered to send her information about how they could help, she hung up the phone with both relief and trepidation. A few days later a tape came in the mail telling her how Sedation Dentistry could help her get back the smile she wanted. “I wanted the smile I had in my wedding photo,” says Edna. She listened to that tape over and over. Then she made the choice to get the much-needed care she deserved. She called the office again and scheduled.
Edna had lived with the pain in her mouth for decades, leaving her dentally handicapped. The beautiful smile she displayed in the photos of her wedding day was a smile the groom had not seen in years. And why had she become so debilitated? Because she was afraid. And she’s not alone. Nearly one third of Americans are just like her.
Today, Edna’s beautiful smile has been completely restored thanks to the wonders of Sedation Dentistry, and she no longer needs to fear the dentist’s chair. And she will tell anyone she meets the same thing can happen for them.
If you’re thinking, “Sign me up!”, Dr. McConnell and his caring team are ready to help you regain the confidence that comes with a healthy smile. Dr. McConnell has completed special training that allows him to treat these fearful people while they are safely sedated. “That’s right, using a small pill, people can now have their dental care accomplished while they are totally relaxed and absolutely comfortable.”
Dr. McConnell adds, “I have always been very sensitive to my patients with high fear and apprehension, and now I can offer them a safe and even more comfortable experience. I feel so many good people are avoiding needed care due to fear. I am looking forward to helping these people visit the dentist with this safe and wonderful technique.”
He added, “You should see the look on the faces of my patients when they complete their care and they have a healthy mouth – there aren’t words to describe it! That look is why I love sedation dentistry. I helped to change someone’s life.” Dr. McConnell and his team are proud of their commitment to our community. Call our office today and find out more about this great approach to worry free dental care.