Dr. Christine Bergman Your Gentle Lincoln Dentist

If you have anxiety about dental treatment, you are not alone. Many people suffer from dental phobia and dread visiting the dentist for many reasons. We understand this and would like to create a positive experience for you. When you come to South Lincoln Family Dentistry, we promise you will feel at home with our caring professionals. I would be honored to be your gentle Lincoln dentist. In our article we’ll cover some of the reasons why choosing South Lincoln Family Dentistry might be right for you. If you have any of the following reasons for not visiting the dentist, we can help!

  1. Previous Negative Experiences or an Encounter with an Unsympathetic Dentist
  2. Embarrassment
  3. Fear of Dental Procedures
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Previous Negative Experiences or Unsympathetic Dentists

Many patients come to us with stories of painful dental procedures they have received in the past or express their fear of needles. Many of these negative experiences could have been avoided by providers taking the time to make patients feel comfortable or by fully explaining procedures. We want to assure you that we will always ask you questions to help understand your fears and concerns before we begin treatment. You will feel better after the dental conditions are treated. However, we never try to rush our patients through procedures or put them in uncomfortable situations. We respect that it is YOUR smile, YOUR health, and YOUR choice. 

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Embarrassment

Many patients who have been unable to receive regular oral care for many years tell us they are too embarrassed to see a dentist because of past experiences with providers ridiculing or belittling them. We know that time slips by quickly, and before you know it, years have gone by since your last dental visit. I am always so glad to see patients who have missed dental appointments because they have chosen to come back and take steps to improve their oral health. We care about your health and want to give you the care you deserve.

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Fear of Dental Procedures

I always take my time with patients, using special techniques to keep them comfortable. I understand the feeling of being anxious about dental procedures and will encourage patients to get regular checkups to avoid gum and tooth problems before they require extensive treatments. Regular dental visits will help you avoid painful dental problems and expensive bills. I will always give you all of your options to choose from if you need dental treatment. 

Gentle Dental Care:
Combatting Those Fears with a Different Kind of Dentist

We Care About Your Concerns

As your dental provider, it is important for me to hear about your past experiences so that I can make future dental visits better for you. I enjoy learning about you and can promise you that I have heard similar concerns from many other patients. Also, I am sympathetic to your anxieties and understand and value your decision to improve your dental health. I care about my patients and want to give them healthy smiles for life.

We’ll Explain Everything

Before starting treatment, I always explain the steps of the procedure and give patients the opportunity to ask questions. I will explain everything in non-technical terms to ensure you understand everything. 

Breathe a Sigh of Relief and Relax

We try to provide a relaxing environment to improve your dental experience. Our office plays relaxing music, offers movies or television with headphones, and uses aromatherapy. We also offer sedation options to ensure your comfort during your time with us.

Advanced Techniques: Gentle Numbing

We always apply a numbing gel to the gums prior to injections to minimize discomfort for patients. We perform this procedure carefully and slowly, reducing the pressure to the tissue. This helps to make your experience as pain-free and comfortable as possible. 

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My team and I will go out of our way to ensure you feel at home. We take the time to understand all of your concerns because we genuinely care. Let us help improve your health with the most advanced dental techniques in a soothing, relaxing environment. We are the gentle dentists in Lincoln, NE.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Dr. Christine Bergman    

Please email me with any questions or concerns at nebraskafamilydentistryslfd@gmail.com