Quick: What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “dentist”? If you are like most people, it’s probably something like “drills” or “pulling teeth” or even just plain old “pain”.
But did you know that these old, outdated ideas about dentists are no longer valid? Thanks to incredible advancements in dental health care, most procedures performed in the typical dentist’s office today are practically pain-free — including “major” dental procedures such as extractions, tooth fillings, and even root canals!
So what happened? About 20 years ago, the dental industry as a whole came to the conclusion that many people were delaying needed dental appointments — or never going to the dentist at all — because they were afraid of the pain they might suffer during routine procedures.
As a result, dentists teamed with pharmaceutical companies and other medical professionals and set their sights on a single goal: Comfortable, pain-free dentistry that would make people stop fearing the dentist and encourage them to get the oral health care they needed.
Today, thanks to a new generation of numbing and pain-killing tools — including numbing creams and salves — most patients rarely feel any pain at all, even during the most invasive dental procedures.
Putting Patients at Ease
The dental industry has done a great job of reducing or eliminating discomfort during dental visits. Now its goal is to let people know that they can stop worrying about going to their dentist because they are afraid of pain during things like teeth fillings, extractions, and even root canals.
McCosh Family Dentistry offers comprehensive, pain-free dental procedures right in your area. If you have been putting off going to the dentist because you are concerned about discomfort, you needn’t worry any longer. Our team of friendly, comforting dental professionals can put you at ease and provide the dental care you need without pain or discomfort.