We understand that not everyone loves to go to the dentist. We don’t take it personally, though! In fact, many Americans have a genuine fear of the dentist. They feel anxious and stressed at the thought of an upcoming appointment. Do you try to figure out a way to avoid your dental visit? Does the thought of visiting our office make your palms sweat? We care about your comfort and dental health and want you to know we have a solution that can make your next visit with us actually enjoyable. Would you like to know how?
Are you afraid of going to the dentist’s office? If so, the overwhelming majority of Americans are just like you. Despite all the advances that have been made in dentistry to make a visit faster, safer, more efficient, and more comfortable, 75% of us experience some anxiety, with 10% having such a strong dental phobia that they avoid going to the dentist completely.
There are many reasons someone might be intimidated by the dentist, including a fear of needles or drills, previous traumatic experiences at the dentist office, and more. Unfortunately, avoiding your visits can mean that small oral health problems today can become far more serious issues in the future. There is a solution that allows you to get the dental treatment you need while relieving you of your stress and worry. It’s called sedation dentistry.
Does this sound familiar? You have a toothache and avoid going to the dentist at all costs. So you try different ways to ease the pain, but nothing is working. Reluctantly, you pick up the phone to schedule an appointment. Now, you’re having second thoughts. You try to think of reasons to cancel the appointment. Then you realize you can’t put it off any longer.