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How to Deal with Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a prevalent issue that keeps thousands of Americans from visiting the dentist each year. Unique to everyone, this condition can range in severity from simply feeling uneasy around the sights and sounds of a dental office to experiencing a true sense of dread at the mere thought of the dentist. Fortunately, no matter how fearful you may be, there’s good news—virtually any degree of dental anxiety can be overcome through sedation dentistry!

Sedation dentistry offers you the opportunity to receive the oral care you need or desire while remaining relaxed and stress-free throughout the entirety of your treatment. Depending on the specific technique employed, you can fall into a peaceful, restful sleep or remain awake and coherent in a state of complete tranquility.

Understanding that dental anxiety is a very real and serious issue, Dr. Deb and Dr. Rob have devoted a large portion of their careers to using sedation dentistry to help fearful patients obtain the oral care they need for a healthy, beautiful smile. They have undergone extensive training in advanced sedation methods, and both are board certified in this unique area of dentistry. Based on your level of anxiety and specific treatment plan, our sedation dentists can utilize nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and/or IV sedation to help you achieve an ideal level of relaxation during your visit, ultimately enhancing the efficiency and efficacy of your care.

Whether you wish to receive a routine teeth cleaning or are in need of a more complex procedure like dental implants, don’t let dental fear hold you back—sedation dentistry can help! For more information about sedation options, or if you wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rob or Dr. Deb, please contact our practice today.