The interesting thing about fear is the way that it can go around and around in your head, continually getting worse and worse with your imagination. It’s like that moment when you are in bed dozing, and you suddenly hear an unfamiliar sound. Your initial reaction is fear, then you might try to reason your thinking, but you will probably circle through the various things that sound could be starting with something innocent and ending with the worst case scenario. Every fear situation works the same way, but in the dental office, we can stop that cycle.
Having a fear of the dentist is common and in most cases is completely acceptable. Feeling some nerves before a big procedure is normal. However, there is a threshold where fear keeps you from getting the dental work that you need. At that point, fear is a problem that must be overcome because nothing should keep you from having a healthy smile.
If you fall into this category of someone who avoids calling the dentist, even when you’re pretty sure there is a problem, you need to consider sedation dentistry. We can prescribe a sedative for you to take before you even come in the office. One pill will help you feel completely relaxed so that when you arrive here, you are much more comfortable. A relaxed patient feels less pain following a procedure, and a relaxed patient is much more willing to come back for preventive care!
Sedation is not for everyone, but with some medical information, we can help you figure out what will work best for you. We want each of our patients to have a fantastic experience, so contact us today to get started. We’d love to see you soon and show you how little there is to fear in our office!