Have you ever been frustrated that your dentist is not open over the weekend? With many of us busy during the week working and taking care of family obligations, it can be very difficult to schedule a dental appointment. Thus, it makes sense for dentist offices to be open on Saturday. Lovett Dental Corpus Christi thinks so. Saturday dental appointments are quickly becoming popular. Now you will no longer have to suffer from a toothache all weekend long. Your local Lovett Dental Center is now able to see you on Saturdays.
Why Aren’t Dentists Open on Saturdays?
There are many different and very practical reasons why dentists have not always been open on the weekends. The majority of dentists in this country have traditionally worked a four-day workweek. Friday appointments have only come to the forefront in recent years. Most dentists own their own practice, and the biggest expense is salary. To offset this expense, they have often opted to work four to five days a week. People don’t see the dentist as often as they see a doctor. In most cases, this makes a shortened workweek a sensible choice. Dentists have traditionally been able to treat all of their patients during those four days. The cost savings were often passed on to the patients.
Saturday Dental Appointments Now Available
Dental practices have begun to change recently. In response to increasing demand from patients, more and more dental offices are now open on Fridays and Saturdays. For many working families, it was nearly impossible to get dental appointments scheduled during the week. Parents who work struggled to find a good time to pull their child from school to go to the dentist. Dentists began noticing that fewer patients were making their annual checkups a priority. Opening up Saturdays for appointments has changed all of that for the better.
All the Services You Need in One Practice
At Lovett Dental, we aim to serve you in every way. That meant opening up Saturday dental appointments for all of our patients. We are a multidisciplinary dental office, meaning you have the option of seeing a standard dentist or any one of our specialties, including:
- pediatric dentistry
- maxillofacial surgery
Now, you can choose to see one of our specialists during your Saturday dental appointment.
Let Lovett Dental Corpus Christi Help With Dental Anxiety
Do you feel anxious when your scheduled dentist appointment is looming on the calendar? Don’t worry, you are definitely not alone. There’s even a scientific term for this type of fear: dentophobia. Many Americans avoid going to the dentist until they are in unbearable pain because their anxiety is so strong. This is another reason why many dental offices have traditionally not been open all week. Dentists are well aware of dental anxiety. They know many patients will regularly put off appointments until they can’t handle the pain any longer.
Lovett Dental is dedicated to helping you deal with your anxiety. We strive to make each and every visit to our office as comfortable as possible. We use the latest medications and tools in our practice to minimize pain. If you still feel anxious, please let your hygienist or dentist know so they can find ways to put you at ease.
Sometimes, patients fear going to the dentist during the workweek because they are afraid they will be in too much pain to continue working. They may also fear they will look and sound funny from the numbing medicine used. If this is holding you back from seeing the dentist, please give Lovett Dental in Corpus Christi a call at 361.256.7896 to set up a Saturday dental appointment. Then you can go back to work on Monday with clean teeth and a big smile.