Most dental procedures aren't painful. However, just being examined can make people feel stressed. For those with dental phobia, the thought of a dental visit is terrifying. They may be so frightened, in fact, that they'll do just about anything to avoid a dental appointment.
Being afraid of the dentist means different things to different people. Maybe it's the thought that treatment will hurt, or that the sounds and smells bring back memories of bad experiences as a child.
The good news is that more and more dentists understand their patients' fears. With a combination of kindness and gentleness they can do a lot to make dental treatment stress free.
Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.
Here at My Smile Family Dental, we put special interest in patients with dental phobia or dental fear. Your comfort is important to us, and we want to ensure that your procedures go as smoothly as they possibly can. Sedation dentistry can help patients feel more relaxed and at ease in a number of different circumstances, including:
- If you experience strong feelings of fear and/or anxiety when faced with dental care.
- If you have a strong gag reflex.
- If you have difficulty becoming numb with local anesthetic.
- If a medical problem makes it difficult for you to sit still and/or hold your jaw open for extended periods of time.
Please reserve your appointment to discuss your options today! You can contact one of our caring dental professionals by calling our office, or by filling out our online reservation form. My Smile Family Dental understands your fears, and phobias. We are here to help you through your anxiety every step of the way, to your end destination of a beautiful, healthy smile.