For almost 40 million Americans, the answer is the dentist. Most of these fears are caused by painful or negative experiences in the past. The problem is that avoiding the dentist because of this fear only causes more painful and negative experiences, because people wait until the pain is intense to seek help. These people never get to experience a good check-up.
On top of this, a lot of people feel embarrassed about neglecting their dental health, and feel that they will be criticized or belittled when they do go to the dentist. In the Austin area, that need not be a concern, because Dr. Matthews will welcome you and work with you to get you the care you need, without making you feel guilty or embarrassed.
If your fear comes from painful experiences, we can work with you to find a sedation style that works for you. We use a variety of techniques, including oral conscious sedation, where you are fully awake and able to communicate, yet your mind and body are in a deeply relaxed state. It all depends on what bothers you most about seeing the dentist.
Dentistry has come a long way in the past 10 years. Today, at Dr. Matthews Austin dentist office, we are concerned with you, not just your teeth. So we take the time to get to know you and your past experiences with dentists – what you liked and disliked. We do this because we want you to feel good about your visit and your smile. We work with you on an individual basis to give you the care that you need and are most comfortable with. Our goal is to deliver the best care possible so that you feel comfortable with your smile.
Our patients tell us that we put them at ease throughout their entire visit. We know that you want to take care of your teeth, just like you want to take care of the rest of your health. But nobody ever took the time to show you how to care for your oral health properly. Our goal isn’t just to correct any problems, but to make it easy for you to have a clean checkup next time, and the time after that.
Our goal with each new patient is to work with you to address what brought you into the dentist this time, and get you on a regular program that ensures good checkups from then on. We know that trips to the dentist in Austin – especially when something is wrong – are not something most people look forward to, so we focus on making it as enjoyable as possible.
If you’ve put off seeing a dentist for any reason, give us a call. We will be there for you as you get back on the road to good dental health. Life is too short not to smile. Call us today to book your first enjoyable dental appointment at 512-452-2273 or make an appointment to see Dr. Matthews by clicking here. We look forward to helping your smile shine brighter.