If you are looking for a gentle dentist’s office in Middlesex, NJ, you’ve landed at just the right place. The team here at Advanced Dentistry can help make it easy for you to receive the high-quality care you’ll need to keep smiling big through every stage of life. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Today, we have a guest blog post from a recent preventive dentistry patient of ours, Ian Penedos. Check it out, and then be sure to call us at 732-506-2876 to request your own appointment ASAP.
“My name is Ian Penedos and I am primarily writing this post for anyone who has been avoiding the dentist due to fear of pain, or anyone who is generally nervous about the whole process of sourcing professional health care.
I stumbled across the Advanced Dentistry office by searching the internet for ‘sedation dentistry,’ which I previously thought was a luxury reserved for wealthy folks who were getting cosmetic dentistry work done, or something along those lines.
Boy, was I wrong.
Anyway, as I browsed the website, I was prompted to participate in a chat online. Yeah right, I thought, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt, and to my amazement, a live person from their office actually texted me. These days, getting to talk to someone in customer service that’s answering your questions from somewhere in this country is a rarity.
After explaining my apprehensions, the friendly team member simply invited me to come in for 15-20 minutes, and check the place out. There was no pressure to book anything beyond that.
The lovely ladies up front, almost in a harmonized a cappella, greeted me enthusiastically when I walked in the door. It didn’t feel like a medical office to me. There was nice decor, plenty of refreshments, the whole nine.
As we got started, a very nice woman took x-rays, and then I got to meet Dr. Reilly.
This guy is the real deal, and he knows how to talk to people. He explained to me
what I needed to have done in such a way that there was no real way for me to remain nervous. He probably could have told me that I needed a head transplant, and I would have been cool with it. That’s how much I immediately trusted him.
Dr. Reilly then outlined for me the many options available and the best way to eliminate anxiety and pain during any visit.
Fast-forward to a couple of weeks later when I arrived for my preventive dentistry appointment (that also involved a little additional work to get me back on track). I was naturally a little bit nervous. That is, until I met Dawn who implemented my deep cleaning procedure. Immediately after sitting down, I am asked what I want to watch on the TV mounted above my head. I am draped with a soft blanket, and she also breaks out a super-comfy neck pillow. It was almost confusing, how nice it was. I opted for some relaxation dentistry, but half way through my cleaning, I took off the mask, as it was no longer necessary. She moved through my mouth with precision, and I swear I don’t recall discomfort, let alone pain. I was shocked because, based on my prior dental experiences, deep cleanings are supposed to suck.
I asked her when the bad part was coming, she indicated that we were already to the point of wrapping things up.
Dr.Reilly then comes in for the supplemental procedure. He and his dental assistant moved through the process like it was nothing. And then, before I knew it, it was over.
I’m here to tell you that this office has totally figured out how to remove every element of stress, pain, or phobia from the dental experience. For me it’s been a real blessing to have the Advanced Dentistry team in my life because now I can regularly go to a dentist like I should have been doing all along.
There is nothing worse than procrastinating about dental work and winding up with serious issues, and it doesn’t have to be that way. There is no reason for people to sit in pain or discomfort at the dentist, and Advanced Dentistry obviously has figured that out. Everyone in the office is a powerhouse, and trust them when they tell you ‘you won’t feel a thing.’
Thanks for letting me share my story. I only hope that all the readers of this post will be inspired to take back their oral health once and for all, just like I did.”