My parents came from a very small town in Cuba called Pinar Del Rio. My mom’s family all lived on the same block.
She was always going in and out of her aunts and uncles’ houses. Everyone would leave their doors unlocked and open and no one had anything stolen.
Crime was almost nonexistent.
Later, my parents moved to Chicago, because there was a ton of opportunity but the simplicity and safety of living in a small town was gone.
My mom allowed us to play outside by ourselves but like most parents, she constantly trained us on what we needed to do if we were approached by an adult stranger.
She did this so often, that it had us so freaked out, and if someone waved to us, we would take off running home. She would tell us, “You have to stay home today.” I’d respond, “WHY?”
Then she’d answer me, “Well, a kid was kidnapped.”
Then I’d respond in a freaked-out tone, “Where? Here in Skokie?”
“No. In Ohio.” my mom answered.
This really hit home to her because of the John Wayne Gacy murders, it was 33 boys and it happened in Norwood Park, close to where I grew up. He was finally arrested in 1978.
This one event changed her behavior forever. It made her more aware of her kids’ safety and she wanted to know where we were, at all times.
When it comes to dentistry, people sometimes have a significant event that will change their behavior.
Maybe they felt pain during a dental procedure, and it scared them. Or they had an awful experience as a kid, at the dental office.
Whatever the event was, it essentially changed the behavior. The way they perceive the dentist would forever be different.
For some people, this will cause them to not see a dentist for many years. The very thought of going sends shivers down their spine.
We have a solution. Here at Dente, we have helped so many people with this feeling. We offer Anxiety free Dentistry. Essentially, this patient can receive medication to help them become more relaxed before and during the dental appointment.
For those who just need a little stress relief, we also offer Nitrous Oxide, known as laughing gas.
If you are currently thinking that this is exactly what you need, contact us today. Visit us at mydente.com or call 773-292-1911 to schedule your Anxiety Free Consultation.
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