Services for all family members, from the comfort of a gentle dental office in Little Elm TX
Dr. Vidya Suri and her team at Frisco Elm Dental appreciate you may be among the 20 percent of Americans with so much anxiety that dental visits only happen when they’re absolutely necessary. Another 5 to 8 percent of Americans are so fearful of the dentist that all-important dental visits are avoided completely. These patients visit the ER before the dentist’s chair – and certainly not by choice! With the prevalence of dental anxiety and its more extreme counterpart – phobia — in mind, Dr. Suri has designed an office that resembles less a sterile, impersonal clinical site and more a “home.” From refreshments and TVs in treatment rooms to play areas for your little ones, even the seemingly smallest amenities have been considered and integrated for your comfort and a pleasant experience.
The dental services in Little Elm TX that are delivered from this comfortable environment would best be described as gentle and conservative. Dr. Suri doesn’t try to “sell you” on services you don’t need. Knowing the best tooth is always a natural and healthy one, she tries to preserve as much of the tooth structure that developed with you over time as possible. Natural structure often equates to lifelike form and function. Furthermore, Frisco Elm Dental’s approach to scheduling takes into account patients’ busy lifestyles, and Dr. Suri’s philosophy toward services and payment offerings is attractive to patients of all budgets.
She is proud to accept a wide range of insurances, including Medicaid and CHIP. Frisco Elm Dental has even developed an in-house Dental Savers Plan, which helps to shoulder expenses associated with exams and X-rays over the course of treatment. Treatment plans are tailored to patients’ needs; procedures are prioritized. Pressing concerns are addressed first, which allows for some breathing room as procedures are often staggered. Dr. Suri is upfront about costs; however, patients also appreciate her focus on quality services. For instance, dentures and other restorative treatments shouldn’t be selected based on cost alone. Just as you take into account many factors besides price when buying a house or car, the Frisco Elm Dental team encourages that you consider the value of proactive dental products and treatments. The lowest-ticket item may cost you more over the longer term. Dr. Suri selects durable, aesthetically-pleasing materials. You should expect restorations designed, applied, or placed by Frisco Elm Dental to last for years with proper home care and routine visits to our offices for check-ups to detect problems early (when they’re easily treatable) and professional cleanings (to remove what the common brush and floss can’t).
A note on “gentle” dentistry
Frisco Elm Dental believes all dentistry should be gentle. But it’s estimated that about 75 percent of the cases of dental anxiety and phobia stems from past experience. If these experiences were negative, patients tend to associate them with current and future dental experiences. Dr. Suri is happy to discuss any fears you may have about the procedure beforehand, so the Frisco Elm Dental team can accommodate your specific concerns. It’s important to know that, as you progress through treatment, you are increasingly healthier. Dental services provide immediate relief for acute or chronic pain, such as a toothache rooted in dental decay. They also produce a more confident smile, free of gaps, chips, discoloration, or pits associated with decay. A large body of research supports the oral-overall health connection; for example, advanced cases of gum diseases have been implicated in wide-ranging medical conditions – from hypertension to Alzheimer’s disease. If you add all of these benefits of dental treatment up, you get an improved quality of life and wellbeing.
Armed with advanced scientific knowledge and technologies, Dr. Suri and the Frisco Elm Dental team approach each procedure with a “light touch.” She emphasizes techniques and tools that promote healthy healing and a positive experience and minimize the risk of side effects and complications, such as bleeding, discomfort, and prolonged soreness. Some of these “tools’ include:
- Safe and comfortable digital X-rays, which emit 90% less radiation than conventional imaging and support a more pleasant experience at the dentist’s office!
- Precision intraoral cameras that are so powerful, Dr. Suri can accurately see and assess all visible surfaces of your teeth. Technologies help Dr. Suri see what the naked eye can’t, so you benefit from effective treatments built around accurate diagnostics.
- Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” – safe enough for children, effective enough to put patients’ at ease and to enhance comfort for those who are undergoing multiple procedures, or who have a strong gag reflex and anxiety.
Now that you’ve got to know a little about this Little Elm Family Dentist, Dr. Suri and her team look forward to getting to know you and your loved ones. Call (214) 705-7100 to schedule an appointment.