Don’t Let Fear Of The Dentist Compromise Your Oral Health

Overcome dental anxiety with sleep dentistry at the Addison Dentist.

If you have claustrophobia, you avoid cave exploration. If you have acrophobia (fear of heights), you avoid sky diving. In either case, you can live a fulfilling life without joining in these activities.

What if you have dentophobia or a fear of the dentist? (Yes, it’s a real thing with an official name.) This is different than the phobias mentioned previously. Since dental visits are essential for a healthy mouth, it’s not wise to simply avoid dental treatment. The Addison Dentist understands these concerns and offers a comfortable and supportive environment to help ease your anxiety.

Yet many individuals try to do just that. That is, until they have a problem that gets so painful they are pushed to white knuckle it through a dental visit. At that point, the service may be an extraction that could have been prevented with earlier intervention or preventative treatments.

If you experience severe anxiety when undergoing dental treatment, sedation dentistry is for you. Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, oral conscious sedation, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry, it has proven to be safe and effective.

Dentophobia is complex and may be accompanied by any of the following:

  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Fear of needles
  • A powerful gag reflex
  • Difficulty in controlling body movement
  • Difficulty becoming numb with normal injections

With oral conscious sedation, dentistry patients can relax or even sleep through dental treatment.

You settle upon the extent of sedation necessary:

  • Mild sedation: relaxes you while you remain conscious.
  • Moderate sedation: provides a deeper level of relaxation with partial consciousness.
  • Deep sedation: you are almost entirely unconscious but can be awakened.
  • General anesthesia: This sends you to dreamland from which you awake after it’s over with no memory of the procedure.

We want to help you overcome your fear of dentists. Call our office or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

Contact The Addison Dentist:

469-998-3188

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4145 Belt Line Rd Ste 208
Addison, Texas
75001

 

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