- I have been seeing Dan and Greg for over the past ten years and they have lessened my fears of dental appointments. Whether you are in need of a cleaning, or you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, they should be your go-to if you live in Puyallup.
- I have been seeing Dr Day for over the past ten years, and I can't imagine going anywhere else. Dr. Day always makes sure that his patients are comfortable, walking through every step in your eye exam with care. I have never had better luck with an eye doctor.
- Dr. Day is an amazing optometrist. He spends time with his patients and educates you on what is going on with your eyes. His staff is very nice and super professional. They are great with kids too!
I've tried nitrous, meditation, visualization, and soothing music—nothing quells my anxiety at the dentist. I had a sort of understanding with my l...
17 days ago
Hi Melinda, I can totally relate. I hate the dentist and I'm still searching for that special someone to help me with all my hopes and fears. My last dentist drilled down on a root canal before I was numb and sent my body through the ceiling. So, I too am interested in this topic. Here is what I have learned:
I know that Innovative Dentistry used to have a therapy dog that helped out around the office for people like us, however, the dog retired with his owner a year or two ago. The office still tries to meet the demand of patients with anxiety by using nitrous oxide, weighted blankets, and other tools.
Fidler on the Tooth (what a great name right?) has some great recommendations on Fresh Chalk and their website talks specifically about helping patients with anxiety. They work with you on a plan of attack to help keep you calm during those nerve-racking times. I like that idea-- hand signals can really be helpful.
Lastly, Pacific Modern Dentistry works specifically with patients who have anxiety. I’m not sure what methods and tools they use that are different from the other places, but I think their office picture looks calming and a place that I could relax. That counts for something, right? Good luck.
A close friend of mine is an anxious dental patient and often avoids going for that reason. I set her up with my dentist, Dr. Russell, and they've been very understanding. Now she gets her teeth cleaned regularly and we all declared success.
Thank you. I am the classic white knuckle patient. Thankfully I respond well to nitrous but I'm still freaking out. Grateful for these referrrals. I have been going to PIMA dental school and they have been great with the dental anxiety however it does take longer than a standard appointment so I look forward to these other options!
Does anyone have a home healthcare recommendation for the south end?
7 months ago
I have had a good experience with Sound Options, and the client was in the south sound region. If you mean the south end of Seattle, I also like With a Little Help. I hope one of those works!
Thank you! I'll check them out. I'm really looking for something in the Auburn area, but I'll see if they serve that area. Thank you for the tip on employee vs contractors.
Here is another option - Eldercare Navigators eldercarenavigators.com. Heather is an amazing, knowledgeable and compassionate person. She has a wealth of information and resources to help people navigate the system. She can help with the smallest to the largest needs!