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Among many of the common phobias people share, you’ll find going to the dentist pretty high on the list!

Millions of people are so afraid of going to the dentist that they do all they can to avoid it entirely. Obviously, that poses a big problem for their oral health.

If you’re one of them, we’re glad you came across our Mesa, AZ dental blog of Alluring Smiles!

You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of The Dentist!

You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist. Our warm, caring team at Alluring Smiles will take our time with you so you don’t feel rushed or panicked. We’ll see to it that you feel at ease at your appointments, from beginning to end.

Two more reasons you don’t have to be afraid anymore are our comfort amenities and dental sedation!

Settle In & Get Cozy With Comfort Amenities!

We know that a cold, sterile environment is one of the sources of dental anxiety in fearful patients. That’s why we go out of our way to provide a warm, soothing atmosphere and several comfort items you can take advantage of:

*Warm blankets

*Soft pillows


*Cable TV for your viewing pleasure

*Beverage options

Forget the univiting atmosphere of medical offices that you’re used to! Our Mesa, AZ dental practice feels more like home than a dentist office so you feel as comfortable as possible.

Lay Back & Relax With Dental Sedation!

The purpose of dental sedation is to lessen your fear or nervousness so you’re able to feel calm and relaxed during your dental treatments.

Dr. Portocarrero has the special training required to offer all three levels of available dental sedation, which is something you can’t find in every practice. We’re proud of our commitment to patient comfort, and investing in various levels of sedation is a powerful tool for those who feel bound by dental fear.

*To take the edge off, choose inhaled sedation, or “laughing gas,” which kicks in and wears off immediately and is safe for all ages.

*For longer procedures or more moderate anxiety, rely on oral sedation, in pill form, just before your appointment.

*For severe anxiety, or for multiple or complicated procedures in one visit, IV sedation is ideal because it puts you in a deep, dream-like state.

We’ll help you decide which is best for you! Then you can lay back in our comfortable chair, cozy up with a blanket, and completely relax!

Comfort & Sedation Take The Fear Out Of Your Dental Visits

When used in conjunction, comfort amenities and sedation options take the fear out of your dental visits.

It might seem too good to be true, especially considering how powerful fear can be in determining our behavior. But that’s what compassionate, relaxing dental care can do for you.

Here are some specific obstacles comfort and sedation can help you overcome:

*Nervousness about tooth sensitivity

*A sensitive gag reflex

*Traumatic memories from past dentist appointments

*Fear of pain or needles

*Anxiety about how long a procedure will be

*Environmental triggers of the office like sights, sounds, or smells

With the right tools, you can enjoy a spa-like experience at the dentist office, and Alluring Smiles is excited to create that for you!

Call For An Appointment!

We know that everything we’ve told you in this blog, while comforting, won’t amount to much unless you experience it all for yourself. That’s the only way you can truly get over your fear about going to the dentist. It has to begin with one important step, and that’s a phone call to Alluring Smiles in Mesa, AZ for your first fear-free dental appointment!

Even if it’s simply to meet Dr. Portocarrero and our team and learn more about our practice and how we can make your visits more comfortable, it’s a great first step toward a healthier, happier life!

Call us today at 480-525-6617 or fill out our online form to request an appointment in our friendly Mesa, AZ dental office.

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