The number of dental patients who experience mild to severe dental phobias has approached nearly 90 million, according some statistics. The fear of the dentist can lead to difficulty sleeping the night before an appointment, increasing anxiety, and many patients experience physical illness just thinking about an upcoming dental procedure. This heightened level of anxiety prevents a large percentage of patients from even the most basic dental care.
The most commonly reported dental phobias are motivated by:
- A fear of needles or the fear of accidently feeling pain
- A fear of complications or side effects from the anesthetics
- Feelings of vulnerability or helplessness as the person receiving treatment
- A negative or painful dental experience in the past
- A strong gag reflex or the inability to tolerate the taste and smell of dental materials
No matter the source of your dental phobia, neglecting your dental health is a choice that creates more problems than it solves. Rather than forcing your way through a dental appointment that makes you cringe, Dr. Logan offers an alternative that is comforting and relaxing—sedation dentistry.
Relief and Relaxation in the Dental Chair
For the fearful patient, sedation dentistry is the right choice. It’s safe and effective, and it can make a lengthy dental procedure seem effortless. Sedation isn’t designed to knock you out, but to ease your tension and relieve your anxieties during your visit. Under sedation, you may find that you can even enjoy a brief nap as your treatment is completed.
While you are under the influence of sedatives, you can rest assured that you will be monitored by an experienced sedation dentist and an equally experienced staff.
Competence and Trust
When an anxious patient works up enough nerve to walk into our office, we want to make sure that we don’t do anything to compromise your trust or ruin your experience. You can trust our talented and compassionate dental team to free you from your dental phobia by implementing proven and predictable sedation dentistry techniques.
You can learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry when you call to schedule your appointment today.