We Can Help Overcome Your Anxieties
Does the thought of going to the dentist give you anxiety? If so, you are not alone. Anywhere from 10 – 20% of Americans avoid dental appointments due to fear and/or anxiety. Anxiety can include trouble sleeping the night before, feeling nervous, uneasiness, and even crying or getting physically ill at the thought of going to the dentist.
For patients who avoid the dentist, sedation dentistry may alleviate some of their anxiety. Sedation can be used for everything from a simple teeth cleaning to more invasive procedures. How it is used depends on the severity of the patient’s fear.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during procedures. Here at Adams and Cheek Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation when needed. Keep in mind that depending on which option you choose; you may need a driver to and from your appointment.