The best way to keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking bright is to get regular checkups and cleanings at your dentist. That’s fairly easy for most people, but not for everyone.
Has it been six months, a year or even longer than you want to admit (or even know) since you have been to the dentist? Do you chew food in a certain way to avoid that tender spot in the back of your mouth because it reminds you of the sound of that infamous dentist drill?
Well, you are not alone! About 10 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. are affected by dental anxiety or phobia every day. Patients also reported negative thoughts and feelings, a higher usage of medications, sleep loss, and poorer functioning at work and social life, due to their dental anxiety.
Struggling with dental anxiety can result in delayed treatment, and therefore, poorer oral health and even poorer overall health for patients. That’s hard for anyone to have to go through, and we do not want the dentist to be the source of such anxiety in someone’s life!
This doesn’t have to be the case for you or your loved ones. We offer oral sedation to help take away some of that fear and anxiety from your visit, because we do not want your oral health to suffer.
Our goal is your oral and overall health, so do not be scared of the dentist anymore!