Dental anxiety can keep you from seeking regular dental care and seeing the dentist only when you’re in pain. Often, that requires the kind of costly and complex treatment that will make you even more anxious. Not only that, but your anxiety may affect how other members of your family feel about the dentist, too. Fortunately, Hawkins Complete Dental Service’s compassionate staff takes relieving dental anxiety in Zanesville seriously. Our gentle care will help you:Dr. Charles Hawkins on relieving dental anxiety at Hawkins Complete Dental Service Read Transcript
My approach to dental anxiety is to have the patient sit in the chair, or stand, whatever's comfortable for them, and I'll sit down and I'll talk to them and just hear their story of what happened. Then, tell them what we're going to do to help them get through it. You know, I have a license in conscious sedation and what that does is it gets you so 90-95% of the people just do not remember, and it gets you relaxed. It's a very good way to have dentistry done. Without seeing it, it seems like people heal up even better because they're not sitting in the chair so tense with that. So we do that, and we also have a pill—a little small pill we can grind up and put up onto your tongue. That takes a little bit longer to work. And we also have. Well, we can put that on you and get you more relaxed, and we turn that off, the , and then you can drive home after that.
- Catch and treat oral problems early on
- Gain peace of mind about your oral health
- Reduce your anxiety about future dental visits
- Avoid the need for more extensive dental work
Our atmosphere is caring, not clinical. If you’re still feeling anxious despite our warm environment, you can get dental sedation to take the edge off. To put your dental anxiety behind you, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service today at 740-214-1301.
Our Amenities & Dental Sedation Keep You Stress-Free
Dr. Hawkins has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years. He’s soothed lots of nerves during that time. Patients often remark on his kind and gentle manner. The other members of our team are approachable and understanding, too. We’re always willing to listen to your concerns.
Many experiences seem more pleasant with a cozy blanket. And it’s hard to feel tense or anxious if you’re enjoying a massage in one of our massage chairs! For a welcome distraction, you can even watch TV. These are just some of the ways we make visiting the dentist a fantastic experience for every patient.
Dr. Hawkins is trained in three forms of dental sedation so he can match the appropriate level of sedation to your anxiety. Your choices include:
- Light sedation, given in a gaseous form
- Oral sedation, in the form of a powder we place under your tongue
- IV sedation, the strongest form of sedation, which often leaves you with no memory of your dental procedure
For a stress-free dental appointment with the experts at relieving dental anxiety in Zanesville, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service today at 740-214-1301. You can also request an appointment online. We’re located near Eaglesticks Golf Club and Muskingum County South Branch Library.