Dental Anxiety In Paragould, AR
Do you have dental anxiety in Paragould, AR? We want to help alleviate those fears at Higginbotham Family Dental in Paragould. We understand that there can be a lot of fear associated with the dentist that can cause patients to not get the treatment they need. At Higginbotham Family Dental in Paragould, we have multiple ways to relieve you of your dental anxiety. Click here to schedule a Free Consult to discuss your options.
What Is Dental Anxiety?
Dental anxiety is the feeling of fear, anxiety, or stress in a dental setting while not being able to cope at the dental office. Fear of the dentist results in avoiding dental treatment. Certain triggers such as needles, drills, or the dental setting in general cause dental anxiety to flare up.
How Can You Treat Dental Anxiety?
We treat dental anxiety in a variety of ways. At Higginbotham Family Dental in Paragould, AR, we strive to provide a calm and comforting atmosphere in our dental office. We provide free amenities like pillows, blankets, headphones, and even massage chairs. We also have Anti-Anxiety options for those with severe concerns. Anti-anxiety medications, Nitrous-Oxide, and Sedation Dentistry can be supplied with an additional charge. We also are excited to offer the newest in Digital Nitrous, OperaVR Goggles at no charge to our patients. Call our office today for more information!
What is OperaVR?
Dr. Todd Higginbotham and his staff, are proud to offer patients a new, drug-free solution that helps relieve dental anxiety and pain, at NO EXTRA CHARGE. The product is called OperaVR, and instead of using nitrous-oxide gas or anti-anxiety medications to calm dental patients’ fears, it uses technology, by harnessing the power of virtual reality to transport patients to calming environments and relieve them of their discomfort.
OperaVR was created specifically for dentists who are interested in offering the very best to calm dental anxiety. Patients simply put the goggles on and tune into the screen. Within seconds, you will be transported to an underwater paradise or maybe even a European destination. Check out the video below for a demonstration.
Virtual reality’s ability to alleviate pain and dental anxiety has been extensively researched and scientifically proven. In a 2009 article on the effect of VR on pain in the Journal of Burn Care & Research, studies showed that VR reduced pain in a variety of ways–including the intensity of the pain, the time spent thinking about it, and its unpleasantness. Research shows that blood pressure and pulse rate were lower in dental patients who were experiencing VR at the dental office. Most patients also preferred having VR distraction to not having it.
How Do I Request OperaVR At My Next Appointment?
At Higginbotham Family Dental in Paragould, we want all our patients to receive the dental treatment they need regardless of any dental anxiety or fears they may have. When you Call Our Office or Request An Appointment Online, simply mention you would like to use the OperaVR Goggles at your appointment and that they will be ready and waiting on you when you arrive.