Sedation dentistry is a great option for people who fear the dentist.
If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. Indeed, it is a universal phenomenon.
Dental phobia is a more serious condition than anxiety. It leaves people panic-stricken and terrified. People with dental phobia have an awareness that the fear is totally irrational, but are unable to do much about it. They exhibit classic avoidance behavior; that is, they will do everything possible to avoid going to the dentist. People with dental phobia usually go to the dentist only when forced to do so by extreme pain.
One great option for dental phobia is Sedation Dentistry.
Luckily, we have the capability to offer sedation dentistry. The process is quick, easy, and painless. We’ll insert an IV into your arm and you’ll be out for the rest of your visit – you won’t feel or remember anything! We call it “conscious sedation” because you’re actually awake and able to talk, but you won’t feel any anxiety or pain.