Do you avoid visiting the dentist out of fear or nervousness? Or perhaps you’ve had a negative dental experience and it left you hesitant to try a new dentist out of fear of the unexpected. Both of these scenarios are among the reasons a patient might be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is the process of using medications in various ways to calm a patient before and during a dental procedure.
While routine dental visits and treatments are widely advised to protect your dental health, it can cause mild anxiety and even panic attacks for many people. Due to stress and fear, some patients avoid visits and put their oral health at risk. This can raise the possibility of serious conditions that could end up in dental emergencies.
Do you feel stress before coming in for a dental visit? Do you feel like putting off your scheduled appointment due to anxiety? You’re not alone. Many patients have dental phobia, or a fear of the dentist. Some people feel so much anxiety that they avoid going to the dentist altogether and put their dental health at risk. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our office and have a couple different solutions to help you overcome your anxiety and fear. Read more to find out how we can help.