We Practice Anxiety-Free Dentistry - More fun and less Fear!
Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS - Back Stage Tour
Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS - Welcome to our reception area where you are our star!
Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS - Doc Kelly & our staff
Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS - Doc Kelly @ intermission
Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS - Enjoy Your Office Tour - Check-out our Rock n Roll memorabilia and video games
As much as 20% of the U.S. population avoid going to the dentist because of fear. We believe that dentistry must meet the challenge of reducing patient anxiety over receiving dental treatment. Doc work hard to create an Anxiety-Free dental office for our patients.
This starts with creating an environment that is friendly and non-clinical. Having a fun look at wall art and vintage Rock n Roll posters can help to achieve this. Displays of art and Rock n Roll memorabilia in various areas helps create the feel that you are not in a medical facility. Our office are friendly and supportive, and trained in dental anxiety which helps tremendously in reducing dental fear.
Most people know that Novocaine can block tooth discomfort. But not everyone has had the opportunity to experience a painless Novocain injection, which is most often possible, using a slow injection and distraction techniques.
Additional measures to relax the anxious patient include the use of Nitrous Oxide (laughing) gas. This safe, relaxing gas can give a patient a relaxed, euphoric, brave feeling, but only while it is breathed through a small nose piece. There are no residual effects, and patients feel normal a minute after ceasing to breathe nitrous oxide.
Hypnotic drugs can create a sleepy state for patients with an extremely high anxiety level, obliterating the anxiety barrier from the treatment. We call this Oral Conscious Sedation. During the period this drug is active, hours of dental care can be accomplished in just one visit with the patient having little or no recollection of the work or even recalling them to the dentist!