I seem to only be able to find two kinds of dentists. First, is a gentle dentist that does no type of sedation, because they don’t feel it is necessary. The other is one that has no patience with fearful patients and just sedates them for everything. I’m looking for something in between. I don’t want sedation during things like check ups, but I am a little sensitive to pain and want someone who is gentle. Then, when I have a bigger procedure done, I want sedation available to me. Am I being overly demanding?
Meg T. – Delaware
You’re definitely not being too demanding. And, I know there are dentists out there that can meet your desires, because Dr. Tran is one of them.
She is a very gentle dentist, who rarely needs to give anyone sedation, but has oral conscious sedation available for those with significant dental anxiety.
Delaware is a little far from her office, so you’ll have to find a similar dentist nearer to you. I’d start by looking at those who do sedation when you need it and from there narrow it down.
You’ll need to look at couple of things to know if they can be described as gentle. I don’t know a dentist who would say they’re a painful dentist. They all think of themselves as gentle.
The first way to gauge this is to look at their website. Do they mention that they enjoy working with fearful patients? That’s generally a sign that they strive to be not only gentle, but patient. The second thing to do is check out their reviews. What do the people who’ve been in his or her care say about them?
I hope this helps you. This blog is brought to you by Fountain Valley Dentist Dr. Tammy Tran.