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The American Dental Association recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup with a dentist like Dr. Sonny Afshar or Dr. Fara T. Afsharevery six months. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to fully clean and polish your teeth while also detecting signs of cavities and other oral health conditions.

Early diagnosis of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer can greatly improve your treatment options and your treatment success rates.

At the same time, Dr. Sonny Afshar and Dr. Fara T. Afshar also recognize that some individuals experience dental anxiety and heightened stress during basic dental treatments. This psychological condition is recognized by mental health care and dental professionals. As such there are several simple techniques, that they recommend that can help you feel at ease while receiving dental care at their dental office.  

Asking informed questions in advance of a checkup or treatment can help many individuals deal with dental anxiety. If you’ve struggled with dental anxiety in the past, you should feel free to let us know when scheduling your next appointment. This will help our team allow a little extra time to answer your questions and address any concerns.

If you feel that your dental anxiety is linked to the feeling that the mouth is an intimate part of the body, you should remember that all the dental specialists at our practice are highly trained oral care professionals. Our goal is to always provide you with the highest level of dental while helping you feel as comfortable as possible.

If you continue to struggle with dental anxiety symptoms we might be able to administer some nitrous oxide. This can temporarily soothe your anxiety to help you have a positive experience.

If you live in the Roseville, California, area and you’ve been struggling with dental anxiety symptoms, you can call 916.773.6222 to seek further insights from the friendly staff at our dental practice.