Assault and Battery
Navigating the aftermath of an abusive homelife can be challenging in all aspects of life. From finances to housing arrangements, legal challenges to social situations, living as a recent survivor of domestic abuse is never an easy or straightforward reality. Even one’s appearance and medical needs can be impacted by this transition away from an abusive situation, you should contact an expert lawyer from Morales Law Firm.
If you are in need of dental services related to the abuse you’ve suffered, know that you’re not alone. Although you may be feeling self-conscious about your need to seek dental treatment due to the circumstances under which your teeth, mouth, and/or jaw sustained injuries, you have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Know that in seeking out the general dentistry and/or cosmetic dentistry work that you need done, you’re showing strength, courage, and self-respect of which you are fully deserving.
Services to Meet Your Needs
As an experienced cosmetic dentist can confirm, skilled and reputable dental practitioners can assist you with virtually any issue that you may be experiencing related to your oral health or the health of your smile. While many knowledgeable dentists provide both general and cosmetic services, many focus their practice on one area of dentistry or the other. As a result, it can be helpful to understand the primary differences between the two approaches.
General dental services are primarily concerned with oral health. From the health of your teeth to your gums, tongue, and jaw, a dentist who “knows their stuff” can assist you with issues that are affecting the health of your mouth. Common general dentistry services that many domestic violence survivors find that they’re in need of include:
- Overdue cleanings and checkups
- Assistance with fixing chipped or broken teeth
- Root canals
Conversely, cosmetic dentistry is primarily concerned with facilitating a healthy, confident smile. Suffering the indignities of an abusive situation often leaves domestic violence survivors wary of smiling for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, seeking cosmetic treatments designed to facilitate a brighter smile can help survivors to gain much-needed (and much-deserved) confidence. Common cosmetic procedures that may be helpful include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Inlays & Onlays
- Clear Braces
Sedation Dentistry and Patient Care
It is additionally important to note that many skilled and compassionate dental providers offer sedation dentistry and other services designed to help patients who find seeking dental care to be an anxiety-inducing experience. Especially in the wake of an abusive experience, you may find certain smells, sounds, and sights to be triggering. You may loathe the idea of someone touching you. You may not be able to handle the sensation of someone placing their face close to yours or placing their fingers in your mouth.
With sedation dentistry, you can benefit from twilight sleep while your dentist takes care of your oral health and/or cosmetic needs. Taking advantage of this opportunity may be an excellent exercise of self-care, self-respect, and self-knowledge. There is no shame in needing accommodation in the event that it will benefit your mental health and physical wellbeing.