Dentist in Lakewood offers sedation options for stress-free dental visits
Dental anxiety can be a very isolating feeling. In fact, you may not completely understand why you are so fearful of the dentist, and the truth is… you are not alone. Fear of the dentist affects millions of people world-wide. The biggest way to combat this dental fear is finding a dentist who understands that this is a real and often debilitating issue for many patients. At South Lakewood Dental, we treat all of our patients who have a fear of the dentist with compassion and respect and help them get the care they need by offering sedation dentistry.
Being nervous about the dentist can get in the way of your oral health. By addressing those fears we can help you take back control of your oral health.
Two of the biggest factors that cause dental anxiety are:
Fear of Pain
No one likes to be in pain, but for many, the thought of potentially being in pain during a dental procedure can be stress-inducing. For a lot of people, this fear stems from a painful experience in the past. Luckily, advances in technology and tools have made dental work very comfortable. We use the aid of numbing creams prior to administering local anesthetic.
Many people experience a sensitive or overactive gag reflex. This can cause anxiety or fear of embarrassment if they feel like they may gag during procedures. In addition to sedation, we can help with techniques for suppressing the reflex, including altering the way they sit during procedures and the use of anesthetic spray and homeopathic remedies.
Dental anxiety can keep people out of the dentist’s office for years, possibly even decades. This not only impacts their oral health, but can have implications on their overall wellbeing. Healthy mouths equal prettier smiles.
At South Lakewood Dental, fear and anxiety can be a thing of the past. Let us help you get the care that you need. To find out more about your options for painless dentistry with sedation, call us today at (855) 233-0023 to schedule an appointment.Back to Sedation Dentistry Page