Let’s take a trip down memory lane for a bit: You’re five years old and learning how to ride a bike on two wheels for the first time. With a securely fastened helmet and a tight grip on the handlebars, you feel ready to hit the ground running (or rolling, in this case). A parent’s steady hand on the back of your seat helps guide you in the right direction and stabilize your first movements.
After some time, the hand disappears and you are left to conquer the pavement on your own and you succeed…for 10 whole seconds. The road you were just gliding across has become a new enemy. With a scrapped chin and knees, tears start to roll down your face as your parent picks you up, takes you back inside to make for a warm and loving environment and tend to your bruises. Within a few hours (after a popsicle and some cartoon therapy) you’re ready to ride again! Sound familiar? If it doesn’t, you either still don’t know how to ride a bike as an adult (no shame in that) or you’ve had another similar experience that didn’t involve a bike. In either case, there are two takeaway lessons here: one, bikes of all kind can be harmful, so always wear protective gear and be as safe as possible. Two, pain management is a very important part of recovering from any accident or procedure.
Pain management is a very important part of dental practices and one that offices such as Centrepointe Dental take very seriously. The old adage of ‘a prevention is better than a cure’ holds true when it comes to pain. Creating an environment that minimizes pain in the first place, using all proper implements during a procedure and creating a plan for any post operative care are the most important elements of pain management.
Just as the bike rider would prepare for a ride by wearing a helmet and any other necessary protective gear and inspecting the bike and surveying where they are about to ride to, Centrepointe Dental prides itself on creating a safe and fun environment for all patients to reduce any anxiety one might be feeling and provide an entertaining atmosphere at the same time.
Besides the television and satellite radio options that are available to help keep you at ease, the professionals at Centrepointe Dental will ensure that any necessary anesthetic/medication is used during your procedure to keep pain levels at a minimum.
Post Procedure Pain Management
If your particular procedure requires multiple visits (dental implants) or may cause pain or swelling after the fact (extractions), your dental professional will provide you with specific instructions on how to manage any pain you may be feeling. In certain instances, they may even prescribe medication to help alleviate any discomfort and/or prevent further complications.
Regardless of the reason for your visit to Centrepointe Dental, ensuring your safety, comfort and helping to minimize and manage any pain or discomfort is at the forefront of the services we provide.