Dreading Dental Visits?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 11:56 pm

Does the thought of a dental visit fill you with dread? You aren’t alone – many people are dental phobic to one degree or another. At one end of the spectrum are those that seek regular care — but never really relax in the chair. At the other end of the spectrum are people who are so fearful that they put off needed care for years, often living in pain, just to avoid the dentist.

No matter where you fall on this scale, the modern dental office has a way to help.

First, think about what you really fear at the dental visit. Are you worried about the anesthesia injection being painful? Today many dentist first numb the area with a topical anesthetic and then utilize computerized machine that gives a virtually painless shot. Some people are uncomfortable with the feeling of not being in control during their treatment — guess what — you can simply raise your hand and ask us to stop for a moment and we will gladly accommodate you.  Using nitrous oxide during your appointment makes the time fly by and eliminates anxious feelings, and once the gas stops, you are able to resume your regular activities. See, the dental visit is sounding better already!

Dentists can also provide fearful patients with medication to help them relax prior to an appointment. Patients who experience serious dental phobia or patients who need extensive dental care may find that sedation dentistry is the perfect solution. Years of dental neglect can be corrected in just one visit. There are different levels of sedation available, simply discuss your needs with your dentist. It is possible for you to get the care that you need without worry and panic.

Find out more about sedation dentistry by contacting Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-391-8777 today.

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