6 Ways We Make Comfort a Priority at Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry

Oxley Comprehensive knows comfort dentistry

Don’t let discomfort keep you from the dentist.

When you think of all the things that you love to do, going to the dentist might not be at the top of the list. Sadly, many adults hate going to the dentist. But at Oxley Comprehensive Dental in New Bern, North Carolina, we want to change the way people feel about making a trip to the dentist. So we’re committed to serving our patients with the highest quality care. We are passionate about the dental profession and believe in a higher standard of delivery than just basic care.

Further, we seek to continuously grow our skill sets by studying clinical advancements that improve the care for our patients. And if that isn’t enough, we also promise to treat each patient as a friend and strive to reach beyond our four walls to improve our community. But wait, there’s more! We also understand dental anxiety and take great strides to make comfort a priority. Read on to learn more.

How Comfort Is King at Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry 

We know that you have choices when it comes to picking the right dentist for you and your family. At Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry, we do the following things to make sure that you’re not only comfortable, but feel great about your entire visit to the dentist’s office.

1. Welcoming and Friendly Team

We hire only the most friendly and welcoming people to serve our patients. So you can rest assured that you will be treated warmly professionally by our staff each and every time you visit our office. Whether you are a new patient or you’ve been coming to us for years, you’ll appreciate the efforts we take to make you feel at ease.

2. Warm and Inviting Environment

Just as welcoming and friendly staff are important, so too is a warm and inviting office environment. Cold, sterile environments may create an intimidating feeling and do everything but make you feel welcome. Unfortunately, this can generate angst in even the best of patients and can be seriously detrimental for those who suffer from dental anxiety, making them never want to return. At Oxley Comprehensive Dental, we have created an office environment that is warm and inviting to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

3. Digital Dentistry 

Digital dentistry has taken modern dentistry to the next level, encompassing digital and computer-based technology to examine, diagnose, and treat the health of your mouth. We have transformed almost every aspect of the care we provide to our patients, all intended to make appointments more comfortable and more efficient. For example, we use intraoral cameras to identify issues with your mouth quickly.

Digital radiography makes it easy to see your x-rays immediately, and CAD (computer-aided manufacturing) technology makes it possible for us to create oral devices to repair, replace, or better align your teeth. With these digital technologies as part of our approach to comfort dentistry, you can get in and out of the office faster and with far less discomfort than in years past.

4. Nasal Spray Anesthetic vs. Traditional Shots

If part of your dental anxiety ties to a fear of needles, you can push that concern to the wayside. At Oxley Comprehensive Dental, we offer a needle-free anesthetic delivered via the nasal cavity. This approach allows us to achieve local anesthesia for the restorative treatment of teeth. Not only is this method safe, but it is highly effective too, making it an important element in comfort dentistry.

5. Teledentistry Consultations

We know how busy we all can get, and sometimes getting to the dentist for a consultation can feel like an impossible task with everything else we need to do. However, add time constraints to lingering concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing needs to social distance wherever possible, and where we can avoid an office visit, we should. To tackle these concerns, we offer teledentistry consultations.

So if you have a question about cosmetic dental procedures in New Bern or have some questions about preventive dentistry, we may be able to help you over a video call. Request an appointment on our website, and we’ll get in contact with you to discuss some options.

6. Financing Options 

We know that certain dental services can get expensive, and we never want our patients to forego critical dental care. For this reason, we provide convenient financing options for dental care in New Bern, NC. Though dental insurance covers many prophylactic or preventative treatments such as routine exams and cleanings, some out-of-pocket costs exist. 

And while we work to help you maximize your annual benefits, sometimes financing can help. We offer financing through CareCredit for treatments and procedures that are typically not covered by insurance or for times when insurance doesn’t cover the full amount. CareCredit offers a variety of affordable financing options, with no-interest options for six, 12, 18, and 24 month charges. 

Let Oxley Comprehensive Dental show you how comfort dentistry is a game changer. 

If you want to see how comfort dentistry changes the game and makes patients more comfortable in the dentist’s chair, then wait no further. Now is the time to request an appointment with Oxley Comprehensive Dental in New Bern, NC. There are many things your dentist should be doing for you, and comfort dentistry is just one of them. We hope you’ll make an appointment soon and we can’t wait to see you!