It’s fairly safe to say that most people, when queried, “What do you want to do today?” do not respond, “Go to the dentist.”
We get it, we don’t win popularity contests. We understand. People would rather do many more things than sit in our chair, visiting our Spanish Fork dental practice. We’re really not bad guys; we want to help you have healthy teeth and gums.
How does the opioid addiction crisis affect treatment plans?
As the opioid addiction crisis draws close to home, there are many concerns about keeping our patients comfortable by safely managing their pain. Truth of the matter is, some procedures are not comfortable. Indeed, they can be downright painful.
When you are looking at an upcoming procedure and finding the perfect dentist in Spanish Fork, it is important to know that our goal is for you to have the most pleasant experience possible. Additionally as a responsible medical provider, we are keenly aware of how easy it is to become addicted to these drugs.
Before you have a procedure, talk with us about what the expected pain level will be as well as the best way to manage it. We can give you information about what to expect and our typical practice for pain management.
We want you to be completely transparent with us
It is very important that you disclose all other medications that you take (prescription and non-prescription) as well as any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal/natural supplements that you are taking. While rare, some of these can have significant or dangerous interactions with other medications.
A good rule of thumb for all is to be completely upfront and transparent with medical history, prior or current tobacco, drug or alcohol use, etc. Doing so can be extremely frightening as many feel as though current or past use of these substances will change our impression of them. It doesn’t. We just want to help you and keep you safe and comfortable during your treatment with us.read more