“It’s time for your dental check up.”
Does that phrase send shivers down your spine?
Fear no more.
It is likely that you experienced some type of trauma as a child or perhaps been influenced by the media or stories from friends. The fact of the matter is that your fear is real and many people share those same feelings.
It is estimated that as many as 75% (234 Million people) of US adults experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe. For some, the fear is so great that they often experience a cycle of avoidance thereby greatly impacting their overall health. If you or a loved one is amongst this group of people, there is help for you.
Alleviating Dental Phobia’s
Many people have dental phobia and experience anxiety about a trip to the dentist. Fear of pain or injections and feelings of helplessness are some common reasons. Let us know your fears and we will work with you to make you less anxious. We’re happy to explain what is happening during each step of the procedure and can even devise a signal so you can let us know when you are experiencing anxiety. We are also a licensed anesthesiologist and can administer nitrous oxide gas to help control your anxiety.