Most of us, if we’re honest, don’t exactly look forward to a trip to the dentist. For some, however, the idea of seeing the dentist is more just a little apprehension. If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, there’s good news: your sedation dentist can help!
Nervous About Going to the Dentist?
A study published in 2009 of 18- to 93-year-old Dutch adults showed that dental fear was prevalent in 24.3% of individuals, almost 1 out of 4 adults! That’s quite significant. If you’re one of those adults who feels nervous about going to the dentist, there’s good news for you.
Your Sedation Dentist Can Help
During the initial consultation, a skilled sedation dentist will spend enough time with their patient to help identify the root cause behind their fear of the dentist, if there is an identifiable cause. Sometimes the fear developed in childhood. For others, perhaps it was a past traumatic experience during one of their dental appointments. Still for some, the cause behind their dental fear may be unknown. A sedation dentist can help address those fears and use several tools to help calm their patients’ anxieties, including local anesthetic, oral sedation medication and IV medication.
Custom Treatment Plans
What’s right for one patient is not always right for the next. This is why it’s important to find a sedation dentist who is both skilled in sedation and compassionate, working with each patient to formulate a customized treatment plan.
Are you in the Scottsdale area and nervous about going to the dentist? We would love to hear from you. Contact our office for a consultation.