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.