So many people get nervous about going to see the dentist. They anticipate discomfort, a clinical atmosphere, strict and judgemental staff, and needles! The needles are what really get people.
Studies show that up to 75% of people have some form of anxiety about dentistry. Some people even have clinical phobias! Here at Dr. Chet Hawkins’ office, we are on a mission to put a stop to that fear. It starts with a comforting and calm atmosphere, a compassionate and gentle staff, and real education for our patients (no surprises, please!), and continues with anesthetic tools to get you even more comfortable when you need it. Best of all, instead of needles, we use The Wand. The Wand delivers a computer-regulated flow of anesthetic for a much more comfortable numbing experience. If you are concerned about needles and Novacaine shots, The Wand eliminates the need for all of those! Plus, so you can get right back to normal after almost any treatments with no cheek biting, drooling, or paralyzed face, we also offer OraVerse. OraVerse is a numbness-reversal treatment that lets you get back to work or school without embarrassment. You’ll be ready to talk, eat, and drink much faster than ever before.