We take pride in providing high-quality general dentistry for our patients in and around Panama City, FL. Our wide range of services can help you improve and maintain your healthy smile …
… but only if you actually visit our office.
Dental anxiety is a real issue for millions of people. We understand this can make going to the dentist challenging even if you understand that you should be making routine appointments.
It’s important for you to know that Dr. Anish Patel, Dr. Trae Pappas, and the rest of our team are on your side. We want you to feel comfortable, so you can receive the services you need for the smile that you deserve.
Call 850-588-0185 today to learn more or to schedule an appointment at Panama City Smiles.
Go Where People Want To Help You
It’s easier to visit a dental practice when you have a relationship with the professionals who work in that office. We want to start building that relationship from the moment you first contact us.
If you are looking for a no-stress, no-lecture dental practice, you’ve found it! We don’t want you to feel guilty if you haven’t been to the dentist in years or even decades. You should not feel embarrassed if your teeth aren’t perfect.
Instead, we want you to feel welcome to visit our office. Our team wants to hear what your concerns are and to learn what your goals are for your smile. Then, together, we’ll develop a plan to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
For anyone who has had dental fear for years, we do have some suggestions that can help you return to a dental chair. First, come with a family member or a trusted friend to provide support. You don’t have to do this alone.
Once you are here, you may want to try some relaxation techniques — such as deep breathing. You also should ask about our comfort options. You can distract yourself during your procedure by listening to music or watching television. We also are happy to provide blankets and pillows to keep you warm and cozy.
And feel free to request a longer appointment, so you can take breaks if you would like.
We’ve heard it many times. Patients are worried that a particular procedure or even basic care will be painful. In the past, that may have been an issue at another dental office. But our team goes out of our way to make our treatments as painless as they can be.
When we administer local anesthetic, we give it time to take effect before we begin your treatment. If you prefer something stronger, we offer sedation options as well.
Our inhaled sedation (which you may know as “laughing gas”) works within a matter of minutes. You just breathe it in, and you begin to feel it’s calming and pain-blocking effects. This kind of sedation can wear off relatively quickly, too, after your appointment is complete.
For a stronger option, ask about oral sedation. This is a dose of medication to keep you relaxed and pain-free for hours. Please be aware that you should have someone else drive you to and from our office if you choose this option.
Give Us A Call
If dental anxiety has prevented you from getting oral care in the past, let us help you change that. Call 850-588-0185 or fill out our online form to learn how our team at Panama City Smiles puts our patients’ needs first.